LAGOS, NOVEMBER 25, 2016 – Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has declared Nigeria is in dire need of people like former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, to make life more meaningful for Nigerians.
The APC juggernaut made this statement in a letter to felicitate with the former vice president on his 70th birthday.
Tinubu described the Turakin Adamawa as a man of faith, saying faith has kept him going and waxing strong.
In the felicitation letter Tinubu personally signed, the former Lagos governor urged Atiku to accept that “there is a tide in the affairs of men”.
“I write to felicitate with you on the attainment of the proverbial age of three scores and ten, 70. Your life has been a life of service to your people, your country and the causes you believe in. Nigeria has been well-served by your stewardship and leadership,” Tinubu wrote.
“Your steadfastness in walking the democratic path sets you apart as a leader with substance.
“Your passion for education has seen you invest your time and resources in education, knowing full well that when you educate people, you educate a nation.
“You are a man of faith. Your faith has kept you going and kept you strong. I urge you to accept that there is a tide in the affairs of men. You must continue to serve Nigeria well even as a private citizen and a notable leader.
“Do not relent because Nigeria needs you and others like you to continue to make life more meaningful. We must continue to explore common grounds towards promoting the common good.
“I pray for a long life and continued good health for Turaki Adamawa, Atiku Abubakar,” he felicitated.
Given the recent crisis between Tinubu, the political heavy-weight champion of the south-west of Nigeria, and the APC, people are saying this might be a political pact for 2019 elections. It could be recalled that reports are going round recently that both men are allegedly plotting to float a new political party ahead of the 2019 elections.