The Governor of Abia State, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu has sent a warm birthday message to former President Olusegun Obasanjo on the ocassion of his birthday, today.
Governor Ikpeazu describes the former President as “Nigeria’s most authentic living Statesman whose life’s oddysey 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 our country, and 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.
“Both as Military Head of State and a Civilian President, Ikpeazu notes further, 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 doubt, Obasanjo’s well deserved place in history is assured”.
The Governor, on behalf of his family, the Government and People of Abia State, wishes the former President a very happy birthday and prays the Almighty God to grant him many more years of service to the people of our country.
Sir Onyebuchi Ememanka
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor.
5th March 2021.