…praises contribution to politics
President-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, on Monday, congratulated a leader of the Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, Pa Ayo Adebanjo, on his 95th birthday.
Tinubu who thanked God for Adebanjo’s gift of longevity, praised the nonagenarian for his contributions to progressive politics and good governance in the country.
The president-elect noted with admiration Pa Adebanjo’s consistency over the years in fighting for good governance and social justice in Nigeria.
He particularly commended Pa Adebanjo for his leading role in the fight against military dictatorship, his pro-democracy struggles in NADECO and his remarkable leadership within the Afenifere fold.
Tinubu in a statement by his media aide, Tunde Rahman, said, “I congratulate Baba Ayo Adebanjo on attaining 95 in good health. Baba is one of the few remaining disciples of our late sage, Chief Obafemi Awolowo.
“Papa Adebanjo has remained consistent in sustaining the ideals of progressive good governance and social justice.
“I salute his courage over the years and the useful role he has played in ensuring that Nigeria remains a strong, united and prosperous country.
“We pray that Almighty Allah grants Baba more years so he can witness the dawn of a new era where the hopes of our people for a better, stronger, more secure and more prosperous Nigeria will not only be renewed but come to full realisation.
“I wish Baba Adebanjo good health, renewed strength and, above all, continued grace of God.”