By Lawrence Olaoye
President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with the immediate past National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, on the occasion of his 79th birthday yesterday.
In a statement made available to newsmen yesterday by his spokesman, Mallam Garba Shehu, the President joined family, friends, well-wishers and party members in celebrating another milestone in the lifetime of a patriotic Nigerian, who personifies the meaning of a progressive in letter and in spirit.
Buhari recalled that throughout Chief Oyegun’s distinguished career as a civil servant, first civilian Governor of Edo State, pro-democracy activist and the first elected National Chairman of the APC, whose leadership was instrumental to the advent of the ‘change’ government in 2015, he stood out as a beacon of progressive values and principles embodied in change, reforms and intense commitment to the good of the nation.
The President Buhari prayed God almighty to grant the celebrant more years of good health and fulfillment to see a nation where positive change, in all facets of our national lives, is a reality for all.