- President Muhammadu Buhari felicitates with Chief John Odigie-Oyegun immediate past national chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), on the occasion of his 79th birthday
- The president described Oyegun stands out as a beacon of progressive values and principles embodied in change
- President Buhari prayed to God almighty to grant the celebrant more years of good health
President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the immediate past National Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, on the occasion of his 79th birthday on August 12.
Malam Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, issued the President’s congratulatory message in Abuja on Sunday.
Buhari joined Oyegun’s 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.’’
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The president acknowledged Oyegun’s distinguished career as a civil servant, first civilian Governor of Edo, pro-democracy activist and the first elected National Chairman of APC.
According to him, Odigie-Oyegun stands out as a beacon of progressive values and principles embodied in change, reforms and intense commitment to the good of the nation.
He said that Oyegun’s leadership was instrumental to the “advent of the CHANGE government’’ in 2015.
Buhari prayed to 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.’’
Odigie-Oyegun relinquished his position as the first APC chairman after the party’s convention in Abuja on June 23.
He was replaced by Comrade Adams Oshiohmole who emerged unopposed during the convention.
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In a previous report by NAIJ.com, the former national chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, charged chairmen of the party in the states to shun grievances and work towards President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election in 2019.
Oyegun gave the charge on Monday, June 4, in Abuja while inaugurating the chairmen, who were recently elected, and said that their responsibility was to nurture the party to victory in their respective states.
“You have the onerous task of nurturing APC; you have to work hard to return the party to its lost glory, and also make sure you work hard for the re-election of our president," he said.
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