Governors elected on the platform of the APC have vowed to work hard and ensure the emergence of its presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, as the successor to President Muhammadu Buhari.
This was according to a public statement by the chairman of the Progressives Governors Forum, Governor Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State. He congratulated President Buhari on his 80th birthday, noting the leader’s statesmanship and contributions to national development since his historic emergence in 2015.
He also expressed the resolve of all the governors to protect the president’s legacy through the emergence of Bola Tinubu, the party’s candidate whose manifesto of ‘Renewed Hope’ has caught on with most Nigerians.
Bagudu said, “The Progressive Governors Forum joins His Excellency President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, his family, and Nigerians to celebrate his 80th birthday.”
“The nation celebrates this special day with you and your family.
“We are grateful for your leadership, vision and commitment to move our dear nation forward. Your doggedness and unwavering determination to defend and secure Nigeria as a prosperous and democratic country has immeasurably stabilised and restored confidence in our electoral process and party politics.”
“Leaders and members of our party, All Progressives Congress (APC) are grateful to have your inspiring leadership role.”
“Accordingly, our party has continued to evolve and both management of party administration and processes of candidates’ emergence are improving, which is responsible for the higher electoral advantages we have compared to other parties in the country. This accounts for the massive support of Nigerians for all our candidates for the 2023 elections at all levels.”
“As we wish you a happy birthday and say a big thank you for your selfless service to our dear country, we reaffirm our commitment to work for the electoral victory of all our candidates for the 2023 elections.”
“We are working hard with the abiding faith and belief to ensure that Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, our presidential candidate emerges victorious and succeeds you.”