President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday described the national leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Ahmed Bola Tinubu as the brain behind the party’s victory in the last general election.
Buhari made the statement at the 8th Bola Tinubu Colloquium in Abuja, an event put together to mark the 64th birthday of the former Governor of Lagos State.
According to the President, it was Tinubu’s vision and intelligence that formed the APC and brought it to power.
Buhari 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.”
The President also stated 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,” Buhari said.