Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has congratulated former President Olusegun Obasanjo as he celebrates his 81st birthday.
The political party in a statement released on Sunday described Obasanjo as an outstanding nationalist; a courageous and dedicated leader, who has made immeasurable, sacrifices towards the development, stability and growth of the nation.
The former president will clock 81 on Monday, March 5. The party in the statement which was signed its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, said it remains proud of Obasanjo.
Obasanjo according to the PDP has excelled as an international figure and made outstanding contributions toward global peace and development, particularly, in the African sub-region.
“Indeed, the PDP intensely celebrates former President Obasanjo who stands tall as one of the best performed Nigerian Presidents chiefly because his administration founded and anchored its policies and programmes on PDP’s people-based manifesto and ideology,” the statement read in part.
The PDP also commends Obasanjo for his continued engagement on national issues, particularly his disposition against poor governance, corruption, and bloodletting. The party also claimed that it is more than prepared to salvage Nigeria in the task of returning back to governance come 2019.