many prominent Nigerians, including the presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party(PDP), Atiku Abubakar, and the Senate president Bukola Saraki have congratulated former president Olusegun Obasanjo as he clocks 82 today
Obasanjo has played a very vital and active roll in Nigeria since the return to Democracy in 1999. As the first president of Nigeria’s Fourth Republic, Obasanjo is sometimes referred to as the father of modern Nigeria.
In his message, Atiku said no living Nigerian has given as much to Nigeria in peacetime and in war as Obasanjo has.
“A very happy 82nd birthday to you, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo. No living Nigerian has given as much to Nigeria in peacetime and in war as you have. May almighty God grant you many more years in good health and continued service to Nigeria and the world at large.”
Bukola Saraki also congratulated Obasanjo.
“Happy 82nd Birthday to His Excellency, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo. As you celebrate another year, Baba, I pray to Almighty God to continue to give you good health, great wisdom and grace to serve humanity, ” he said in a statement available to Today’s Echo