Presidential Candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), General, Muhammadu Bahari has described former President Olusegun Obasanjo as a courageous patriot who tells the truth to power when he is convinced leaders are going wrong.
In a congratulatory message to Chief Obasanjo on the occasion of his birthday, General Buhari said the former president is a nationalist whose commitment to democracy and good governance are worthy of recognition and praise.
He said that although Obasanjo is widely perceived as controversial, adding that such perception should not overshadow his patriotism and remarkable courage to speak up when things go wrong in the county.
According to Buhari, Obasanjo is a true statesman and nationalist who doesn’t abandon his country when it needs his voice to jolt the conscience of leaders to listen to those they govern.
In his glowing tribute, Buhari said statesmen are the voices and conscience of their countries, adding that Obasanjo has not disappointed him in this regard.
Buhari said that Chief Obasanjo is one of the most de-tribalised and broadminded leaders he has ever known, and that Obasanjo’s name would be cast in stone as one of those Nigerian leaders that served their country with passion. [myad]