Obi felicitates Obasanjo at 87, says he is true patriot

Tue, Mar 5, 2024
By editor


PETER Obi, presidential candidate of the Labour Party, has felicitated Nigeria’s former President Olusegun Obasanjo, on his 87th birthday. Obi who joined President Obasanjo in his birthday thanksgiving service at The Chapel of Christ The Glorious King, OOPL, Abeokuta, to mark the Ccmmencement of his 87th birthday celebrations, described Obasanjo as a true patriot whose ultimate desire is the development and progress of our nation.

He stated that he was delighted to celebrate the revered Nigerian leader due to his many contributions to the nation.

“I was delighted to celebrate with this very revered Nigerian who has contributed immeasurably to the growth of our nation. His love for the nation is very evident in his firm commitment to the unity and peace of our dear nation.

“President Obasanjo remains a true leader who not only engineered so many positive transformations in our nation, but left behind a sound economic foundation, which if we have followed, we would not be in the sorry state we are today,” Obi said.

He eulogised Obasanjo for ever remaining active in the collective work of nation building. He noted that Obasanjo has continued to contribute, by words and actions, to the struggle for good governance in Nigeria.

“With our dear nation, going through very challenging times, occasioned by leadership failure, President Obasanjo has continued to courageously add his voice to demand for good governance in the country. He not only speaks, but he takes actions to ensure that our nation is saved from further chaos.

“As a father figure, he has continued to inspire and mentor the younger generation in transformational leadership. I am delighted celebrate him today,” Obi enthused.

He prayed God to grant Obasanjo more healthy and fruitful years, as he continues to play his part in the development of the nation, through his immeasurable contributions, while wishing him a happy 87th birthday.