- President Muhammadu Buhari will clock 76 on Monday, December 17
- It is expected that prominent Nigerians would shower praises on the president as he marks his birthday
- Former military president, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (IBB), is the first of such persons
Former military president, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (IBB), has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for what he says is the president's success in the fight against corruption, insurgency and other security challenges.
In a congratulatory message to President Buhari on his 76th birthday on Saturday, December 15, the former leader hailed the president for providing focused leadership and showing tremendous energy despite his age.
President Muhammadu Buhari will clock 76 on Monday, December 17.
IBB noted that President Muhammadu Buhari had been “an excellent role model to many young aspiring politicians and even to the not so young, because of the way and manner you have managed to sustain the survival of our country as an indivisible one nation albeit in the face of many daunting diversions.”
He continued: “You achieved great success in the fight against corruption, terrorism and other forms of insecurity in addition to getting our country out of economic recession.
“It is heartwarming that at 76, in spite of the numerous onerous challenges of leadership, you have managed to remain focused and have shown tremendous energy and vibrancy in running the affairs of state with your acknowledged patriotism and commitment to serve our nation diligently with honesty and sincerity of purpose.”
Meanwhile, a clergy man, has predicted that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) will regret nominating President Muhammadu Buhari for a second term in office.
Professor Daddy Hezekiah, the Chancellor of Hezekiah University, Umudi in Imo state, who is also founder of Living Christ Mission Church, opined that, given the performance of the ruling party, the APC should have presented an alternative to Nigerians for the 2019 presidential election.
According to him, the president had disappointed the citizens, stressing that Buhari had not done things to improve the economy and the country’s infrastructure.
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