. . . described Tinubu as bridge builder, outstanding philantropist
By Wasiu Popoola
Eminent businessman and former Governor of Abia State, Dr. Orji Kalu, has described former Governor of Lagos State and National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Asiwaju Bola Tinubu as a colossus whose name will remain evergreen in the annals of Nigeria.
Acknowledging the role played by the frontline politician in the social, economic and political development of the country, Kalu added that Tinubu is a bridge builder, a statesman and an outstanding philanthropist.
In a birthday message to the APC chieftain, Kalu extolled the virtues of Tinubu, stressing that the latter is the father of modern Lagos owing to his superlative performance as Governor of Lagos from 1999 to 2007.
He said, “I join other Nigerians in celebrating Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, former Governor of Lagos State, as he clocks 65.
“Having followed your antecedents and accomplishments in life especially in the political space, there is no doubt that Asiwaju Tinubu’s goodwill will continue to expand beyond the shores of Nigeria.
“The roles you played in the fight against the annulment of June 12 presidential election and the enthronement of democracy in Nigeria through National Democratic Coalition (NADECO), a pro-democracy group, are commendable and worthy of emulation.
“You have continually sustained your relationship with the masses and as such you remain a formidable force to reckon with in politics.
“In view of your ideology and exemplary leadership qualities, you are one of the very few selfless and well-meaning Nigerians.
“Asiwaju Tinubu, you deserve to be celebrated today and always”, Kalu remarked.
The Baa Danide Borgu, while wishing the celebrator a fun- filled occasion, prayed God to continue to give the Jagaban Borgu sound health and wisdom in his service to humanity.