What Peter Obi told Atiku on 77th birthday

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Obi and Atiku

Former presidential candidate, Peter Obi has congratulated former Vice President Atiku Abubakar on his 77th birthday, saying the celebrant has played a unique role in deepening Nigeria’s democracy.

Obi said this in a Saturday statement shared via his verified X handle.

“Your Excellency, My Very dear Respected Elder Brother and leader, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, Waziri Adamawa, I rejoice with you as you mark your 77th birthday today.

“Along with your family, friends and numerous well wishers, I celebrate your many contributions to the socio-political and economic development of our beloved country and in particular your unique role in deepening our nation’s democracy.

“You have undoubtedly positively impacted the nation’s economic growth through your various business establishments which not only create jobs for our people but add to our overall national productivity.

“You have, also through your educational institutions continued to add to the growth of education and man power development in our country. In this field you have added tremendous value to all tiers of education through your investment in institutions at all levels: primary, secondary, and tertiary levels. Your many scholarship awards to students have expanded opportunities to the indigent.

“You have contributed to pulling people out of poverty through your business establishments which not only create jobs for our people but add to our overall national productivity.

“May God grant you more wisdom to continue to contribute to the progress of our dear nation and to grant you more healthy and fruitful years ahead as you age gracefully. Happy birthday Sir,” Obi said.

Obi was Atiku’s running mate in the 2019 presidential election under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

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