The All Progressives Congress (APC) has congratulated the party’s National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu on the occasion of his well-deserved award as The Sun Man of the Year 2016.
In a statement signed by APC’s National Secretary, Mai Mala Buni, the party described Tinubu as “a veritable pillar of Nigeria’s modern democracy and a proven political genius of our times.”
The statement read: “It is no surprise that, in addition to your status of Asiwaju, you also hold the revered title of Jagaban Borgu.
“As APC National Leader, you have continued to guide, inspire and lead our noble causes of liberating our people from oppression and improving the quality of life of Nigerians. You are a sterling example of statesmanship and steadfastness.
“Notably, your efforts, as a major arrowhead, alongside other like-minded progressive Nigerians, led to the merger of parties to form the All Progressives Congress (APC). This ultimately resulted in the defeat of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the installation of the current APC-led government.
“Indeed, you have shown the world, through your doggedness and qualitative leadership, that Nigeria can indeed take its right of place among comity of progressive nations.
“The APC wishes you many more happy, healthy and fulfilled years of service to the nation and party.”
On Saturday, February 20, 2016, the Sun Publishing Limited (publishers of Daily Sun, Saturday Sun, Sunday Sun and SportingSun) will formerly present the award to Tinubu.