Senator Ibikunle Amosun, the Ogun state governor, has lauded the phenomenal achievements of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, on the occasion of his 81st birthday today.
In a statement signed by the Ogun state commissioner for information and strategy, Adedayo Adeneye, Governor Amosun described Obasanjo as “a phenomenon, who was a gallant soldier, astute engineer and consistent statesman.
“His service to the nation can be summarised as that of total sacrifice and exceeding zeal to ensure that Nigeria is great. Even incarceration did not douse his vision”, he stated.
Amosun further added that Obasanjo’s impact on Nigeria, Africa, and the international community is exceptional.
In similar vanes, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has also congratulated Obasanjo on his birthday.
The PDP, in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, said Obasanjo is “an outstanding nationalist; a courageous and dedicated leader, who has made immeasurable sacrifices towards the development, stability and growth of the nation.”
“”The PDP also commends Chief Obasanjo for his continued engagement on national issues, particularly his disposition against poor governance, corruption, bloodletting and confusion that now pervade the nation in our nearly three years under the incompetent and deceptive All Progressives Congress (APC)-led Federal Government.”
“While we value Chief Obasanjo for his concerns for the political future of our nation, we note that our rebranded PDP remains the only credible political platform for the much desired broad-based engagements among Nigerians and coalitions across board.”