A former Deputy Governor of Osun State, Senator Iyiola Omisore, has felicitated ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo who clocked 81 today, describing him as “an unrepentant nationalist who wants the best for his country.”
Omisore, in a statement issued to congratulate Obasanjo on the occasion of his 81st birthday, extolled the former president for what he described as “his consistent interventions on issues relating to the general well-being and survival of Nigeria as a nation.”
According to the former Chairman, Senate Committee on Appropriation, “that Obasanjo loves and is ready to risk his life for the good of Nigeria is never in doubt.”
“He has demonstrated that as one of the nation’s civil war heroes who fought to keep this country one.
“There is no doubting the fact that as an elder statesman, Baba loves his country well and wants the best for her.
“That is why, even at great personal risks, he has continued to talk to power,” Omisore stated.
While appreciating God for keeping Obasanjo in robust health despite his age, Omisore enjoined him to continue the “good work of not allowing selfish individuals with clannish agenda to further derail the nation and divide her people.”
“Nigerians would continue to cherish the critical interventions of Chief Obasanjo in governance,” the senator wrote.