You are a patriot - Buhari praises Obasanjo at 82

You are a patriot - Buhari praises Obasanjo at 82

- President Buhari has felicitated with Obasanjo on his 82nd birthday celebration

- The president said Nigeria's successful transition to democratic rule was one of the Obasanjo's remarkable contributions to national development

President Muhammadu Buhari has described former president Olusegun Obasanjo as a passionate and great patriot who deserves accolades for his immeasurable contributions to Nigeria's democracy and national unity.

In a statement to mark Obasanjo's 82nd birthday anniversary, President Buhari acknowledged that irrespective of their political differences, he still holds him in the highest esteem because his contributions to the development of the country overshadows those differences.

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"Chief Obasanjo gave a good account of himself and inspired his juniors with his wit and other leadership skills.

"Nigeria's successful transition to democratic rule in October 1979 was one of Obasanjo's remarkable contributions to national development.

"As he celebrates his 82nd Birthday Anniversary, I wish Chief Obasanjo more good health, knowledge and wisdom in the service of Nigeria and humanity," President Buhari said.

Meanwhile, had reported that the Alake and paramount ruler of Egbaland, Oba Aremu Gbadebo, on Tuesday, March 5, advised Obasanjo to desist from his ceaseless attacks on President Muhammadu Buhari.

The monarch gave the advice in his goodwill message to mark the 82nd birthday anniversary of Obasanjo at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library in Abeokuta.

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