The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has sent out congratulatory messages to the former Vice president, Atiku Abubakar, as he celebrates his 75th birthday.
The party in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan in Abuja on Thursday, said it was proud of Abubakar.
The PDP described him as an irrepressible democrat, who remains untiring in his efforts and sacrifices toward the unity, stability and development of the nation.
“ Abubakar is a remarkably committed leader, a strong epitome of our national cohesiveness, a statesman to the core and an excellent administrator, who spared nothing, as a leader and businessman, in the pursuit of the overall good of the nation.
“Indeed, the overwhelming support and solidarity he received from Nigerians across the divide in the 2019 general election is a resounding testimony of the confidence the people have in him as a leader.
“Moreover, the outcome of that election did not in any way diminish the trust Nigerians have on him and the PDP.”
The party prayed God to grant Abubakar many more years in good health to His glory and service of humanity.
In a related development, Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta has congratulated the former vice president on his 75th birth anniversary
.The governor in a message by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, in Asaba on Thursday, lauded Atiku for his remarkable commitment to the unity and progress of the nation through his outstanding economic and political activities.
“On behalf of the government and people of Delta, I congratulate our great leader and patriot, Atiku Abubakar, GCON, as he celebrates his 75th birth anniversary.
“As a respectable leader and elder statesman, you have genuinely provided opportunities for people to eke out a living from their God-given potential with your massive investments in education, agriculture, media, hospitality, water and oil and gas.
“You have made outstanding contributions to the socio-economic and political growth of Nigeria and we will continue to be inspired by your patriotism and love for this great country.
“Over the years, you have remained a large-hearted, philanthropist and a people’s leader with mass followership across the country.“You bestrode Nigeria’s political landscape like a colossus and as you clock 75 years today, it is my prayer and that of millions of people of Delta and every Nigerian that God will continue to strengthen you in your service to God and humanity,” he said.