Onimisi Alao, Yola
ADAMAWA State Governor Ahmadu Fintiri has congratulated former National Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Bamanga Tukur on his attainment of the 85th age mark.
Tukur, who was born on September 15, 1935, became a prominent politician whose first major political office was as governor of defunct Gongola State (now Adamawa and Taraba states) in 1983.
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In a statement on Tuesday by the Press Secretary to the governor, Humwashi Wonosikou, Fintiri expressed hopes that the elder statesman’s 85th birthday, “like his lifetime, is full of love from family and friends, unbridled joy, unforgettable moments and ultimately, happy memories.”
Fintiri described Bamanga Tukur as an illustrious son of Adamawa State and a quintessential businessman and politician who made a difference in service to Nigeria and the state in different capacities with his heart.
“You were able to carve a niche for yourself in the annals of Nigeria’s democratic progress. To us, you shine like a brilliant gem flourishing in all great endeavours.”