Osinbajo an erudite legal luminary and worthy partner — Tinubu

Posted by News Express | 9 March 2019 | 1,406 times

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All Progressives Congress (APC) National Leader and former Lagos Governor, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has congratulated Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on turning 62.

He described Osinbajo as an erudite legal luminary and worthy partner with whom he worked along with other technocrats to lay a solid foundation for the Lagos that is the envy of others today.

In a statement on Friday by his Media Adviser, Tunde Rahman, the former Lagos governor said as Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Osinbajo led Lagos to institute and win most of the important cases that changed the political landscape and advanced the course of restructuring and true federalism.

He said: “Since I knew him, he hasn’t changed one bit in brilliance, commitment to causes he believes in, selflessness and loyalty to the nation.  He remains an erudite legal luminary and worthy ally.

“Together with Osinbajo and other technocrats we helped to lay a solid foundation for an egalitarian and prosperous Lagos that is blind to ethnicity and religion.

“Most of the landmark cases Lagos won at the Supreme Court bore his imprint. He is a champion of restructuring and true federalism of sort because he used the instrumentality of the law to advance the course of restructuring.

“One of such landmark cases won by Lagos is the one on creation of Local Governments where the Supreme Court held that the state had the power to create additional councils and complied with the extant constitutional provisions.

“That judgment helped in expanding the centres of development which has changed the Lagos political landscape forever.”

Asiwaju Tinubu commended the vice president for working harmoniously with President Muhammadu Buhari. He again congratulated the duo for winning re-election.

While wishing Osinbajo continued good health, renewed vitality and many more years of meritorious services to the country, he congratulated Osinbajo’s wife, Dolapo, and other members of the family on the birthday.

Source: News Express

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