Mr. Peter Obi, Labour Party (LP) Presidential Candidate in the February 25, 2023, election in Nigeria, has hailed Afenifere Leader, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, as a gift by God to Nigeria and humanity, whose place in the annals of the country’s history in secure.
Mr. Obi said these in his birthday greetings to the highly revered Yoruba leader and acclaimed Nigerian Patriot yesterday as Chief Adebanjo clocked 95 years.
The former Governor of Anambra State also prayed God to protect and bless Chief Adebanjo with abundant health and happiness, stressing that what he admires and respects the most about Chief Adebanjo, one of the foot soldiers of the late sage, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, is his “courage in speaking up on bad governance and flawed public policies,” noting that his “patriotic fervour is exemplary.”
Obi said, “On behalf of my family, I wish a very respected father-figure, Afenifere leader and elder statesman, Chief PA Ayo Adebanjo a very hearty happy birthday. Daddy, you have remained a resounding and consistent voice in preaching for a better and egalitarian Nigeria.”
Besides Obi’s, WhatsApp platforms, tweeter and other platforms have been awash with heartfelt birthday prayers and best wishes for the Elder Statesman who is now, among other epithets, considered the Father of Equity, Justice, fair play and inclusiveness in the country.
Chief Adebanjo and other leaders have been unequivocal in their support for Mr. Obi for President, with the Yoruba leader being physically present at some of the campaign rallies of the Labour Party Presidential Candidate and his running mate, Dr. Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed.