National leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has observed that despite occupying the exalted office of the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has remained his human self without putting on airs.
In a personal letter to the Vice President on his 61st birthday, the former Lagos governor also noted that Osinbajo, as his Commissioner for Justice and the Lagos State Attorney-General for eight years, did not allow high office to affect his humanity.
He pointed out that the Vice President’s life has been one of commitment to the principles of justice, honesty and equality of all people, adding that the birthday celebrant has shown that high office does not have to lower a person’s sense of morality.
The letter, signed by Tinubu Media Office, reads, “My dear Yemi, I congratulate you today on your 61st birthday.
This day presents an opportunity for us to thank God for the years he has given you and to pray that He provide you with many more birthdays.
“Your birthday also gives me the chance to tell you that the respect and affection I have for you as a brother and friend are deep and abiding.
“Your life has been one of commitment to the principles of justice, honesty, fairness and equality of all people under God. As a lawyer, you plied your knowledge of the law to advance the welfare of the common man and thus protect those ideals and beliefs integral to the exercise of our collective humanity.
“During your eight years as Attorney-general and Commissioner for Justice, you continued to stand for profound and worthy causes just as you did in private practice. You did not allow high office to change you or dilute your humanity.
“You vitally contributed to most of the landmark cases and laws passed in the state, which paved the way for the ongoing development of the state. Those same rare talents and traits you continue to live by today.
“Holding the office of the Vice President has not changed you. You remain as humble, as brilliant and as committed to performance as you have ever been.
“Your performance and service to the nation is a source of pride to those who know you. Along with President Buhari, you have helped to show that assumption of high office does not have to lower one’s sense of morality or lessen their humanity.
“Thank you for being a champion for those who are without. Thank you for your service to the country. Thank you for your loyalty to President Buhari.
“May God grant you more years, good health, strength and wisdom. I wish you a most happy birthday dear brother.”