President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the All Progressives Congress (APC) would not have won the 2015 general elections without the contribution of the party’s National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
Buhari made the remark in a recorded tribute which was presented at the 8th Bola Tinubu Colloquium in Abuja on Tuesday, March 29, 2016.
“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,” the president said according to Punch.
“He should thank God that he has gone through so much and has remained relevant, that he is healthy and young,” he added.
Buhari also praised Tinubu further while giving his speech during the conference.
“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,” the president said.
“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 added.
Buhari had earlier praised Tinubu, who turned 64 on Tuesday, for his forthrightness and doggedness.
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