The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, has congratulated the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, on the occasion of his 66th birthday.
Naija News reports that the former Lagos State Governor described the prominent monarch as a great leader, an untiring unifier and a relentless conciliator.
In a congratulatory message shared on his Twitter handle on Wednesday, Tinubu commended the Sultan for his interventions in national issues and crises, adding that his interventions have brought about peace and unity.
Tinubu said since he became the Head of the Sokoto Caliphate, the Sultan has led his people and the entire Muslim Ummah in Nigeria with honour, courage, dignity and dedication.
The APC Presidential candidate said that monarch’s interventions on different occasions have helped in navigating difficult situations and bring about lasting solutions.
The message read, “I celebrate with His Eminence, the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, on this special day that commemorates his birthday. At age 66, Almighty Allah has been merciful and gracious to this great
leader, an untiring unifier and relentless conciliator.
“Since he became the Head of the Sokoto Caliphate, Sultan Abubakar has led his people and the entire Muslim Ummah in Nigeria with honour, courage, dignity and dedication. Our country is blessed with him with his role in promoting inter-faith dialogue; harmony and peaceful coexistence among adherents of all faith.
“His interventions on many burning national issues and crises have on all occasions been the soothing balm that helped diffuse and bring down tension.
“On behalf of my loving wife and family, I rejoice with His Eminence, Sultan Abubakar for the grace to witness another year in good health. It is my prayer to Allah to grant him many more years on the throne of his forebears. May the Sultan enjoy more grace to continue to be an exemplary and inspirational leader to all.”
This article was originally published on Naija News