“Congratulations, dear friend and brother” – Atiku tells Tinubu at 69


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Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has congratulated his “dear friend and brother”, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu on his 69th birthday.

He conveyed his congratulations in a Twitter thread.

Atiku wrote, “Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and I have come a long way in the common mission to restore and promote democracy in Nigeria.

“On this special occasion of your birthday, I pray to the Almighty Allah to grant you long life and more vigour to keep the march on in the quest for good governance and a better life for our people. Congratulations, dear friend and brother.”

Meanwhile, the 12th Colloquium in honour of the National Leader of All Progressives Congress (APC) is currently ongoing in Kano.

The Herald had reported that senior Federal Government officials, including Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and Speaker of the House, Femi Gbajabiamila, were forced to cancel their flights to Kano to attend the event because of bad weather.

Read Also: Tinubu’s birthday: Osinbajo, Gbajabiamila, SGF, others forced to turn back over bad weather

However, President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Osinbajo delivered their goodwill messages via video link from the State House, Abuja some minutes past 1 pm.

As of 1:20pm, the Keynote Speaker of the event, Prof. Dani Rodrik, was delivering his lecture.

The Turkist economist and Ford Foundation Professor of International Political Economy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University is also delivering his lecture via video link.


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