Delta Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has praised Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, on his 76th birthday.
The PDP vice presidential candidate hailed Atiku for his commitment to the unity and progress of Nigeria through his economic and political activities.
In a statement on Friday by his spokesperson Olisa Ifeajika, Okowa said Atiku’s determination to rescue the country from maladministration was inspiring.
The governor commended the former vice president for defending and promoting democracy in Nigeria over the years.
Okowa described Atiku as a detribalised citizen and unifier, whose benevolence had positively affected many lives, transcending tribes, religion, genders and social status.
The statement said the celebrant’s investments in education, agriculture, media, hospitality, water and oil and gas have continued to add to our nation’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
“You have made outstanding contributions to the socio-economic and political growth of Nigeria and we will continue to be inspired by your patriotism and love for this great country,” he said.
Okowa added that as a large-hearted philanthropist and statesman, Atiku bestrode the political landscape like a colossus by commanding mass followership
He beseeched God to strengthen the Atiku-Okowa presidential mission as it seeks to transform Nigeria and re-engineer its economy.