Obasanjo: Toasts to an elder statesman at 81 – By IYIOLA OMISORE


Senator Iyiola Omisore, a former Deputy Governor of Osun State, has described former President Olusegun Obasanjo as an unrepentant nationalist who wants the best for his country.

Omisore, in a statement issued to congratulate Chief Obasanjo on the occasion of his 81st birthday, extolled the former president for his consistent interventions on issues relating to the general well-being and survival of Nigeria as a nation.

According to the former Chairman, Senate Committee on Appropriation, the fact that Obasanjo loves and is ready to risk his life for the good of Nigeria is never in doubt. “He has demonstrated that as one of Nigeria civil war heroes, who fought to keep this country one.

 “There is no doubting the fact that as an elder statesman, Baba loves his country well and wants the best for her. That is why, even at a great personal risk, he has continued to talk to power,” Omisore stated.

While appreciating God for keeping Chief Obasanjo in robust health despite his age, Omisore enjoined him to continue the good work of not allowing selfish individuals with clannish agenda to further derail the nation and divide her people, saying Nigerians would continue to cherish the critical interventions of Chief Obasanjo in governance.


Senator Iyiola Omisore, PhD, FNSE, CON

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