The Oasis Reporters
August 17, 2021
…..You served Nigeria wholeheartedly- Secondus
……Traders like us smiled under your reign – Obi
Two top leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, the National Chairman Prince Uche Secondus and the Vice Presidential candidate of the party in 2019 general elections, Mr. Peter Obi on Tuesday joined other admirers and associates of the former Military President, Gen Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, IBB, to eulogize him at his 80th birthday reception at his Hilltop residence in Minna, Niger state.
Ike Abonyi, SA media to the PDP national chairman, Uche Secondus reports that Prince Secondus led some members of the National Working Committee, NWC of the party to Minna, Niger State capital.
He quotes the Chairman who said the party is happy to be part of the 80th birthday ceremony as they always identified with great leaders who served this country well.
“Gen Babangida is our father, he is the father of the Nation, we will continue to identify with him”
The PDP leader said that General Babangida served this country wholeheartedly and his records of achievements speak for itself.
In a special Christian prayer during the prayer session for the celebrant, Prince Secondus asked God to grant him more years ahead on earth so that the country can continue to tap from his wisdom and talent.
He said that more than ever before this country needs the deep wise counsel of General Babangida at this time and prayed God to grant him and his household the peace that is needed for his longevity.
In his own remarks, the former Anambra state Governor Obi said that IBB’s economic policy during his time is what is needed to salvage this country now.
Obi said that traders and bankers like him had their best during the era of Gen Babangida because under him Aba and Onitsha flourished and that meant a lot for them.
Obi also prayed God to grant Gen Babangida more years as he, Obi desires to return to Minna to celebrate his 90th birthday.
Former Head of state, Gen Abdulsami Abubakar, former Senate President Senator Bukola Saraki, former National Security Adviser Gen Aliyu Gusau, Governors among others graced the solemn occasion.