Tinubu Pens Affectionate Letter To Osinbajo At 61
National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has described Vice President Yemi Osinbajo as an individual who did not allow high office to dilute his humanity.
Tinubu made this known in a letter to commemorate Osinbajo’s 61st birthday ceremony.
In the letter made public by his spokesman, Tunde Rahman, the former Lagos State Governor said that Osinbajo’s life has been one of “commitment to the principles of justice, honesty, fairness and equality of all people under God.”
He said, “This day presents an opportunity for us to thank God for the years he has given you and to pray that He provides you with many more birthdays.
“Your birthday also gives me the chance to tell you that the respect and affection I have for you as a brother and friend are deep and abiding. Your life has been one of commitment to the principles of justice, honesty, fairness and equality of all people under God.
“You plied your knowledge of the law to advance the welfare of the common man and, thus, protect those ideals and beliefs integral to the exercise of our collective humanity.
“You did not allow high office to change you or dilute your humanity.”
Osinbajo, a former professor of law at the University of Lagos, was Attorney General under the administration of Tinubu from 1999 to 2007 in Lagos.
Tinubu said that Osinbajo left an indelible mark during this period.
He added, “You vitally contributed to most of the landmark cases and laws passed in the state, which paved the way for the ongoing development of the state. Those same rare talents and traits you continue to live by today.
“Your performance and service to the nation is a source of pride to those who know you. Along with President Buhari, you have helped to show that assumption of high office does not have to lower one’s sense of morality or lessen their humanity.”