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Gen. Ibrahim Babangida Receives Accolades At 79

Gen. Ibrahim Babangida Receives Salutes
The former military head of State, General Ibrahim Babangida, receives accolades on the occasion of his birthday.

The birthday wishes from the Peoples Democratic Party hailed Gen. Babangida, GCFR at 79.

According to a press release by the Party's National Publicity Secretary, Ologbondiya, the party's officials described General Babangida as a detribalized leader and very courageous statesman, who had over the years, continued to dedicate his life in working for the unity, stability, and development of our dear nation.

A statement by the National heads of the party said "On behalf of the teeming members of our great party celebrates the former Military President, General Ibrahim Babangida, GCFR, on the occasion of his 79th Birthday."

Gen. Babangida is celebrated across the nation and beyond for his many legacies as a leader as well as his steadfastness towards the entrenchment of good governance and harmonious coexistence in our country, the Party recalled.

The Party's heads further extol General Babangida for his humility and zeal in selflessly serving the nation, even outside of the office. Such a display of statesmanship had continued to stand General Babangida out as a quintessential statesman, who put the interest of the nation above other considerations.

The PDP, therefore, joins family members, friends, associates, and well-wishers in celebrating this great leader and prayed God to continue to bless and keep him so that our nation can continue to draw from his wisdom and wealth of experience, especially at this trying time.

PDP praises Babangida at 79
Similarly, in a statement attributed to the former President Goodluck Jonathan by the premiumtimesng, he described Mr. Babangida as a statesman who has made a considerable contribution to Nigeria’s growth. Mr. Jonathan highlighted the former military leader’s sense of ‘patriotism and commitment’ to Nigeria’s unity and development. 

“I celebrate with you, your family, and all associates as you mark your 78th birthday.

 “You are a statesman who has made invaluable contributions to the growth and development of our country, Nigeria.

 “I salute your steadfast love for our nation and your continued zeal towards a united and prosperous Nigeria.

Short Description: Gen. Babangida served as a Military head of state and President from 1985 till his resignation in 1993 at the declaration of democracy.

Recall, he cancelled the June 12th election that would have seen Dr Moshood Abiola declared President in 1993.

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