Buhari ascribes APC’s prosperity to Tinubu
President Buhari being gotten by Chief Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the International Conference Center Abuja
Nigeria’s leader, Muhammadu Buhari has ascribed the achievement of the decision party, All Progressives Congress (APC) in the last broad races to the vision of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the national pioneer of the gathering, The Punch reports.
The president stated this in a recorded tribute which was presented at the 8th Bola Tinubu Colloquium, at the International Conference Center in Abuja on Tuesday, March 29.
At the event, Buhari said the former Lagos state governor was the brains behind the merger of Nigeria’s main opposition parties in 2013, adding that without Tinubu’s vision and intelligence, the party would not have been formed and the APC would not be in power today.
He said: “If Bola Ahmed Tinubu did not participate, there wouldn’t have been a merger and there wouldn’t have been an APC government at the centre. That is absolutely clear.
“He should thank God that he has gone through so much and has remained relevant, that he is healthy and young.”
President Buhari in his address earlier, had contended that Tinubu remained one of the most important figures in Nigeria at the moment.
“There are very few patriots, alive or departed, who can match the commitment, resilience and creativity that Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has, over the past few decades, demonstrated in organising Nigeria’s public life for good.
“As he adds another year today, my best wishes and prayers go out to a man who deserves a lot of commendation for what he continues to stand for,” he said.
Meanwhile, the All Progressive Congress Urban-Rural Self Employment and Poverty Eradication Nationwide (APCURSEPEN) has revealed plans to raise N64 billion as a birthday gift for Bola Tinubu.
The group which claims political alliance with the former Lagos state governor and national leader of APC noted that the money will be used in helping less privileged Nigerians including physically challenged, internally displaced persons and the aged.