President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed confidence in Bola Tinubu’s ability to lead the nation, saying that the latter’s warmth and friendliness have given him the network that will shape his presidency.
Tinubu was declared the winner of the 2023 presidential election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), and his swearing-in is scheduled to take place on May 29, 2023.
Speaking in a statement issued on Tuesday by his Special Adviser, Media & Publicity, Femi Adesina, Buhari felicitated the president-elect on the occasion of his 71st birthday on March 29.
According to the president, Tinubu’s pedigree will serve as an asset for good and effective governance.
“President Buhari believes Asiwaju’s warmth, friendliness and generosity have set the pace for a network of friends, home and abroad, that will shape his presidency with the requisite expertise to guide the economy, and consolidate on the investments of past leaders, particularly in people-first development and infrastructure.
“As the President-Elect prepares to take over the mantle of leadership at 71, the President affirms that his political pedigree from the ’90s, active role in party politics, being elected Senator and later Governor of Lagos State, and diligent involvement in structure of leadership at the Executive and Legislative levels for many years, will serve as an asset for good and effective governance.
“President Buhari prays for the wellbeing of Asiwaju and his family”, part of the statement reads.
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