Mr Peter Obi of the Labour Party, LP, has congratulated Chief Ayo Adebanjo, the leader of the Yoruba social-cultural organization, Afenifere, on his 95th birthday.
Obi’s congratulatory message was contained in a post via his verified Twitter handle on Monday.
Recall that Adebanjo strongly supported and declared Obi his preferred candidate ahead of the 2023 presidential election.
In his statement, Obi said he admires and respects the elder statesman’s courage in speaking up on bad governance and flawed public policies.
While also thanking God for the gift of Adebanjo’s life to the nation and humanity, the former Anambra State governor stated that his place in the annals of Nigeria’s history is secure.
“On behalf of my family, I wish a very respected father figure, Afenifere leader and elder statesman, Chief PA Ayo Adebanjo, a very hearty happy birthday. Daddy, you have remained a resounding and consistent voice in preaching for a better and egalitarian Nigeria.
“I admire and respect, above all, your courage in speaking up on bad governance and flawed public policies. Your patriotic fervour is exemplary.
“As you clock 95 years today, I thank God for the gift of your life to our nation and humanity. Your place in the annals of Nigeria’s history is secure. May God protect and bless you always with abundant health and happiness.”