The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Sunday congratulated former President, Olusegun Obasanjo on his 81st birthday and for calling out the President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government.
PDP described Obasanjo was an “outstanding nationalist; a courageous and dedicated leader, who has made immeasurable sacrifices towards the development, stability and growth of the nation.”
The PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan said the party remains proud of Obasanjo, who has excelled as an international figure and made outstanding contributions toward global peace and development, particularly, in the African sub-region.
The statement reads, “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 PDP also commends the former President for his, “continued engagement on national issues, particularly his disposition against poor governance, corruption, bloodletting and confusion that now pervade the nation in our nearly three years under the incompetent and deceptive All Progressives Congress (APC)-led Federal Government.
“While we value Chief Obasanjo for his concerns for the political future of our nation, we note that our repositioned and rebranded PDP remains the only credible political platform for the much desired broad-based engagements among Nigerians and coalitions across board.
“Our party, the PDP, is more than prepared to salvage our nation in the all-important task of returning her back to the path of good governance, national unity and prosperity for all, come 2019.
“The PDP family therefore joins in celebrating Chief Obasanjo on his birthday, even as we pray God to grant him good health, wisdom and strength as he continues to be of service to our dear fatherland.”