Buhari also said that Tinubu’s understanding of politics helped the APC defeat the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2015 elections.

The president made the comments while congratulating Tinubu over his 65th birthday which will hold on March 29.

“President Muhammadu Buhari warmly felicitates with former Lagos state governor and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Sen Bola Ahmed Tinubu, on his 65th birthday,” a statement released by Buhari’s spokesman, Femi Adesina read.

“President Buhari joins all members of the APC, political and business associates of the Asiwaju of Lagos, his friends and family, in celebrating another milestone in the life of the great leader, whose foray into politics ushered in a better understanding of building consensus to achieve historical feats, like unseating an incumbent government.

“As he turns 65 years, the president believes the Asiwaju raised the bar for many political leaders across the country as a two-term governor of Lagos State, and also bequeathed a style of leadership that completely altered the landscape of the commercial capital.

“President Buhari prays that the almighty God will grant the Asiwaju good health, longer life and more wisdom to serve his country and humanity,” the statement added.

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Buhari also said that “the nation has benefited a lot from the personal sacrifices, political experience and intellectual foresight of the APC chieftain, and still stands to gain more.”