The former Nigeria’s Vice President and the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, during the last general election, Atiku Abubakar, and the Chairman of Nigeria Governors Forum, Kayode Fayemi, have felicitated with the former Lagos State governor and the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu, on his 68th birthday.
Despite their political differences, Atiku, in a tweet wished Tinubu good health and long life.
“On behalf of my family, I wish you, @AsiwajuTinubu, a happy 68th birthday. I also pray many more years for you, in good health and strength. Best wishes. -AA,” he tweeted.
On his part, the Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi commended Tinubu for retaining his “charm and political sagacity.”
The governor stated that Tinubu will continue to dominate Nigeria’s political firmament for many years to come.
Fayemi, who is the Chairman of Nigeria Governors Forum, stated that the APC chieftain has paid his dues, hence should be respected by all, irrespective of political divides.
In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Yinka Oyebode, the governor described the former Lagos State Governor as a political colossus.
According to Fayemi: “Certainly, Asiwaju’s actions inspire us -his admirers – to dream more, learn more, do more and become more. He is a political colossus who will continue to bestride the Nigerian political landscape for many more years to come.
“While wishing you a joyous birthday, I wish to observe as one of your admirers that you have indeed paid your dues and your birthday has become a festival, even if the COVID-19 has precluded us from a deserved celebration in your honour.
“On behalf of my family, the government and good people of Ekiti State, the Land of Honour, I wish our indefatigable leader many more productive years in the service of our fatherland even as you retain your charm and political sagacity.”