By JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON
Governors of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on the platform of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) have joined millions of Nigerians to celebrate the 80th birthday anniversary of President Muhammadu Buhari.
The forum, however, assured the President that it will work hard to ensure that presidential candidate of the party, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, emerge victorious in 2023 election and succeed him.
In a statement released Saturday in Abuja by the Kebbi State Governor and the Chairman of the PGF, Atiku Abubakar Badaru, the forum thanked President Buhari for his leadership, vision and commitment to move Nigeria forward.
According to the statement, the ruling APC 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 the party has comparative to other parties in the country.
“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 stablised and restore 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 comparative 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 emerge victorious and succeed you.
“Your patriotically inspiring leadership remain the source of our massive support across every part of Nigeria.
“80 Hearty Cheers Mr. President.”