Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and his wife, Dolapo, have congratulated Bola Tinubu, a former Governor of Lagos State, on his 70th birthday.
Osinbajo, in a statement he personally signed on Tuesday in Abuja, prayed that God would grant Tinubu strength, wisdom and favour.
“It gives Dolapo and I great pleasure to send you our heartfelt birthday felicitations.
” And it is a unique one indeed; the Platinum Jubilee and the completion of yet another remarkable decade.
“It is also an opportune time to give thanks to God Almighty for your service to the nation – as Senator of the Federal Republic, Governor of Lagos State and a founding leader of the All Progressives Congress.”
The vice president said that in confronting the many challenges which came with the transition to democracy in 1999, Tinubu showed leadership and was always ready to push the boundaries.
He said that Tinubu not only queried the limitations which had beset Nigeria’s federalism, he actively encouraged the use of the legal process in clarifying the constitution.
“Asiwaju, your decades of sterling contributions in the public and political spheres are remarkable.
“In particular, your endeavours in the advancement of federalism, electoral reform, and party organisation have helped to enrich our democratic experience.
“We join your entire family, friends and associates to celebrate you on your 70th birthday and we pray that as your days, so shall your strength, wisdom and favour with God be.