At the event held to mark the 64th birthday of the former governor of Lagos State, Bola Tinubu, The president declared that without Tinubu’s intelligent electioneering strategies there wouldn’t have been APC government. This is because of the role that Chief Tinubu played in the merger of certain opposition parties that became strong and great to compete against PDP, the ruling party at the time of 2015 elections. The president added, “there are 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.
President Buhari then re-asserted his position on Nigeria’s need to invest in Agriculture to be productive enough to become an exporter of food rather than importer.
Bola Tinubu recalled that his birthday, last year was at the time of presidential election and APC’s victory was his greatest birthday gift.