Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has been commended and described as a man who inspired good governance in Africa.
This commendation was given by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) while joining other prominent Nigerians to celebrate the former military general as he marked his 81st birthday on Monday.
APC also submitted that Obasanjo has emerged as a bastion of democracy, good governance and development in Nigeria and beyond.
In a birthday message to the former President and signed by the party National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, the APC described Obasanjo as a true Nigerian patriot and statesman who over the years has built solid bridges across political divides in the country, African and the world at large.
The party stated further “The All Progressives Congress (APC) celebrates H.E. Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, GCFR, former President and military Head of State, Federal Republic of Nigeria on the occasion of his 81st birthday.
“Our party joins family, friends, well-wishers and associates in celebrating the retired general who has emerged as a bastion of democracy, good governance and development in Nigeria and beyond.
“Chief Obasanjo has inspired a generation of Nigerians notably in the area of entrepreneurship, leadership and education, especially through his non-profit initiatives, the Africa Leadership Forum (ALF) and the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library.
“His legacy as President has continued to inspire good governance on the continent even after so many years and he remains an influential voice in different facets of our national life. As a true Nigerian patriot and statesman, Chief Obasanjo has over the years built solid bridges across political divides in the country, on the African continent and the world at large.
“Our prayer is that Chief Obasanjo continues to age in health and wisdom as he contributes to the unending task of nation building.”
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