Plateau State Governor and Chairman of the Northern Governors Forum Rt. Hon. Simon Bako Lalong has congratulated the pioneer National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Chief John Odigie-Oyegun on his 80th birthday, describing him as a politician whose life and conduct has always been about the people.
Governor Lalong on behalf of the people and Government of Plateau State as well as the Northern Governors Forum described Chief 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.
On his political leadership, Governor Lalong says Chief Oyegun has 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 remains the first in the nation’s political history.
While wishing the octogenarian good health and God’s devine protection, Lalong urges 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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