PRESIDENTIAL Candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter OBI showered encomiums on former President Olusegun Obasanjo on his 86th birthday.
Obi, in his Official Twitter Page available to SOJ WORLDWIDE praised the former Head of State who handed over to Shehu Shagari in 1979.
He described Obasanjo as “a very respected father-figure and elder statesman…”
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“My Dear Chief Olusegun Obasanjo,@Oolusegun_obj, a very respected father-figure and elder statesman, I am honoured to celebrate you on this special day of yours.
Over the years, you have remained a true patriot, great leader, father and mentor to many, in our nation Nigeria.
Your desire for peace, progress and development in Nigeria remains undaunting. You have always pursued the enthronement of true democracy for the nation.
I admire, above all, your courage in the face of difficulties. Your desire to ensure national unity among Nigerians remains praise worthy. Your personal disposition is an exemplar of the measure of a man in times of great national difficulties.
As you celebrate your 86th birthday today, I pray that God blesses you with abundant health, wisdom, strength and fulfilment in life. Happy Birthday Daddy. -PO”