President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday sent a congratulatory message to John Odigie-Oyegun, the immediate past National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on the occasion of his 79th birthday on August 12, 2018.
In a press release signed by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media & Publicity, Buhari heartily felicitates with Oyegun whom he described as a patriotic Nigerian.
According to the statement, “President Buhari joins 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.
“The President recalls 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.
“Buhari prays 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,” the statement read.