The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has disclosed how his predecessor Bola Tinubu risked his life during the era of military rule in the country.
In his message of felicitation to the President-elect on his 71st birthday, Sanwo-Olu hailed the former, saying that God has blessed him with the opportunity to take the mantle of leadership of Nigeria.
While recalling his several accomplishments, the governor said that Tinubu's contributions to democracy and governance have helped the nation's democracy since 1999.
He further stated at the risk of his own life, Tinubu stood on the side of Nigerians during the dark days of military rule, fighting tirelessly for activists.
“At 71, Asiwaju has attained the age, that what matters most is the legacy to bequeath to people after him and God has blessed him with a great opportunity to take the mantle of leadership of Nigeria, and chart the right path of progress for the people of Nigeria.
“Asiwaju Tinubu has donated the greater part of his adult life for service to humanity, Lagos State and Nigeria.
“His many contributions to democracy and good governance have helped the political and democratic trajectory of Nigeria since 1999.
“It is also on record that he stood firmly on the side of the Nigerian people, even at the risk of losing his life and personal belongings during the dark days of the military junta.
“He fought tirelessly with other progressives and pro-democracy activists during the annulment of the June 12 struggle to end the military interregnum and enthroned democracy, which we all enjoy today”, the statement reads.
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