President Muhammadu Buhari congratulated the former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), John Odigie Oyegun, on his 80th birthday.
In a statement sent to Latest Nigeria News on Sunday, the Special Adviser to the president on media and publicity, Femi Adesina, said that Buhari described Oyegun as a true example of a patriot and democratic.
He said the president congratulated Oyegun on the milestone, which was highlighted with memories of great successes like becoming a permanent secretary at age 30, winning an election for governor in the early 1950s and providing a visionary leadership to overthrow a functioning government. The first time in the history of Nigeria.
According to Buhari, the former president of the Peoples’ Party of all Nigeria (ANPP) and APC have set a standard of coherence, honesty and integrity in Nigeria’s politics by defending the construction of strong democratic institutions and promoting the virtue of looking beyond the elections and the positions that grow and unify the nation for posterity.
Femi Adesina stated that Buhari believes that Oyegun’s profound wisdom, maturity, tolerance and inclination to always place the nation’s interest above himself should serve as a lesson for political actors, both young and old.
Buhari prayed that God would give him good health and strength to continue serving the nation and humanity.