Delta State Governor Ifeanyi Okowa congratulated former Vice President Alhaji Atiku Abubakar on Wednesday on his 74th birthday.
In a statement by his chief press secretary, Mr. Olisa Ifeajika, in Asaba, the governor praised the former vice president for his outstanding commitment to the unity and economic growth of the nation through his investments and activities, which always include helpful advice. on national affairs.
He noted that the prominent role of Atiku, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate in the 2019 elections, in defending and promoting democracy in Nigeria had remained enviable and inspiring.
Okowa recalled the former vice president’s dexterity, sagacity, courage and penchant for democratic values and ethics as a devoted Democrat, when he fought numerous political and legal battles to advance the course of democracy in the country.
He said Wazirin Adamawa was a detribalized Nigerian, whose benevolence had impacted many lives beyond tribe, religion, gender, social status and partisan boundaries.
“On behalf of the government and people of Delta, I congratulate a great patriot and former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, GCON, who is celebrating his 74th birthday.
“As a great patriot and elderly statesman, you have genuinely provided opportunities for people to use their potential and earn decent livelihoods with your massive investments in education, agriculture, media, hospitality, water, and oil and gas.
“You have made outstanding contributions to the growth of democracy in Nigeria and have stood firm in that direction, even when anti-democratic forces conspired against you on numerous occasions.
“Over the years, he has maintained a large number of devoted and loyal followers and has dominated the Nigerian political scene with a marvelous ability rooted in his famous generosity and great heart.
“As our beloved leader turns 74 today, it is my prayer and that of millions of Nigerians, that God will continue to strengthen him in his fight for a better Nigeria,” he said.