President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated former President Olusegun Obasanjo as he clocks 82 years on earth, saying that he is a passionate and great patriot who deserves accolades for his immeasurable contributions to our democracy and national unity.
In a statement, President Buhari said that aside from his political differences with Obasanjo, “I still hold him in the highest esteem because his contributions to the development of the country overshadow those differences.
“Chief Obasanjo gave a good account of himself and inspired his juniors with his wit and other leadership skills.”
“Nigeria’s successful transition to democratic rule in October 1979 was one of Obasanjo’s remarkable contributions to national development.
“As he celebrates his 82nd Birthday Anniversary, I wish Chief Obasanjo more good health, knowledge and wisdom in the service of Nigeria and humanity.”