President Muhammadu Buhari has sent warm greetings to former President Olusegun Obasanjo on his 83rd birthday, March 5, 2020, congratulating him for a life of courage, dedication and service to Nigeria, Africa, and humanity in general.
President Buhari joined family members, friends and associates of the former president in celebrating the milestone, said a press statement issued by presidential media adviser, Femi Adesina, on Wednesday.
Buhari noted that Chief Obasanjo’s commitment to Nigerian nationhood remained outstanding and commendable, while also underscoring his sacrifices for the continent, including standing up for democracy in many countries.
“As the former president celebrates the auspicious occasion, President Buhari prays that the almighty God will grant him longer life, good health and strength to keep serving the nation and the continent”, the statement added.
Obasanjo had fiercely opposed Buhari’s reelection in 2019, despite being a strong supporter for his emergence as president four years earlier in 2015.