By Timothy Choji, Abuja
President Muhammadu Buhari has described former President Olusegun Obasanjo as a passionate and great patriot who deserves accolades for his immeasurable contributions to democracy and national unity in Nigeria.
In a statement to mark Obasanjo’s 82nd birthday anniversary, President Buhari acknowledged that regardless of his political difference with Obasanjo, he still hold him in the highest esteem as a result of his contributions to the development of the country which he said overshadows those differences.
“Chief Obasanjo gave a good account of himself and inspired his juniors with his wit and other leadership skills,” he said.
According to President Buhari, Nigeria’s successful transition to democratic rule in October 1979 was one of Obasanjo’s remarkable contributions to national development.
He extends his wishes of more good health, knowledge and wisdom in the service of Nigeria and humanity as he celebrates his 82nd Birthday Anniversary.