The United Kingdom Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has described Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the party’s national leader as a political icon too important to be ignored.
The APC UK said this in a statement issued by Mr. Jacob Ogunseye, its Publicity Secretary on Sunday in Abuja while congratulating Tinubu on his 69th birthday.
The statement quoted Prince Ade Omole, leader of the chapter as saying that Tinubu is an exceptional and extraordinary person, adding that his doggedness and tenacity had reshaped the county’s political space in the last few decades.
“Tinubu has become an icon in Nigeria’s politics too important to be ignored by anyone irrespective of party, he has made his mark in the international, national, and political arena,” Omole said.
According to him, Tinubu has redefined politics and given a new meaning to mentoring and progressive leadership.
Omole added that the APC national leader had shown what it takes to be a leader over the years through his resilience, strength, determination, and hard work.
This, he said, had further positioned him for the future as he celebrates his 69th birthday.
He added that at 69, Tinubu had raised the bar for many political leaders across the country by bequeathing a style of leadership that completely altered the landscape of the nation.
Omole said Tinubu is a master nation builder and elder statesman whose progressive solutions to national issues could not be faulted.
He said Tinubu was one politician in the country who meant well for her development and the well-being of the people.
He noted that as a detribalised politician, Tinubu had always rallied support for the socio-economic progress of Nigeria, irrespective of religious or ethnic sentiments.
“Asiwaju had always come through for his political friends in times of trouble irrespective of religion and tribal sentiments.
“He remains the one political pillar in Nigeria that political big wigs across the country run to for support, “Omole said.
He prayed to God to continue to grant Tinubu divine health, long life, and prosperity and to bestow on him more wisdom as he continues to provide his patriotic services to the country and humanity.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that over the years, Tinubu gathers intellectuals and politicians to discuss contemporary political and social issues, while proffering solutions where necessary at his colloquium which also marks his birthday.
This year’s colloquium would be held in Kano on March 29th.