JOS – Simon Bako Lalong, the Plateau State governor and Chairman, Northern Governors Forum, has congratulated Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, pioneer National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on his 80th birthday, describing him as a politician whose life and conduct has always been about the people.
Lalong, in a statement issued through Makut Simon Macham, his Director of Press and Public Affairs, made available to DAILY INDEPENDENT in JOs, said the people and government of Plateau State, as well as the Northern Governors Forum, saw Oyegun as an exceptional politician, civil servant, patriot and nationalist who has served as a role model to many in the course of his service to Nigeria.
According tohim, Oyegun even at 80, had continued to be a unifying factor and one whose experience and candour provided a needed advantage that culminated in the APC defeating a sitting government during the 2015 general elections, a feat that remained the first in the nation’s political history.
He wished Oyegun good health and God’s divine protection and urged him to continue to avail the nation his depth of knowledge, wisdom, maturity and spirit of selflessness and reconciliation particularly to the younger generation of leaders at this time of the nation’s development.
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