The Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu has saluted former Nigeria President Olusegun Obasanjo on the occasion of the elder statesman’s birthday
The Ogun State-born former President adds another year today.
Governor Ikpeazu, in a congratulatory message, made available to NDREPORTERS by his Chief Press Secretary, Onyebuchi Ememanka, on Friday, described the former President as “Nigeria’s most authentic living statesman whose life’s odyssey has become an invaluable source of history”.
The Governor noted that the former President has lived for Nigeria and given the best of his years to the sustenance of the unity and democratic development of the country.
He described Obasanjo as a man who has had the very exceptional privilege of serving as both a military and democratically elected President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Ikpeazu noted that “Both as Military Head of State and a Civilian President, Obasanjo’s belief in the supremacy of democracy remained unshaken. Even in retirement, his voice continues to reverberate on issues of national and global importance”.
“President Obasanjo has become a living legend. He stands tall in the hall of fame of the greatest African leaders. His life has become a living encyclopedia of the history of our country. He has become a strong voice both locally and internationally on issues affecting the development of democracy and global affairs. Without any shadow of a doubt, Obasanjo’s well-deserved place in history is assured”.
Governor Ikpeazu on behalf of his family, the Government and the People of Abia State wished the former President a very happy birthday and prayed the Almighty God to grant him many more years of service to the people of Nigeria