OrderPaperToday-The speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Femi Gbajabiamila has congratulated the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, on his 68th birthday.

This is as the deputy president of the Senate, Mr Ovie Omo-Agege, has also felicitated with Oshiomhole, who he said has left indelible footprints on the affairs of Nigeria.

Gbajabiamila, in a press statement signed by his special adviser on Media and Publicity,  Mr Lanre Lasisi,  said Oshiomhole’s sterling leadership qualities as the APC national chairman have contributed tremendously in stabilising the party since his coming on board in July, 2018.

He further stated that Oshiomhole has proven to be one committed Nigerian, who continues to work tirelessly in moving the country forward” and “a pragmatic leader.”

Gbajabiamila continued,  “On this day, I join millions of Nigerians, especially members of our party, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), in congratulating and celebrating our national chairman on his 68th birthday.

“Right from his days as a labour leader to his period as an elected governor of Edo State for eight years, Adams Oshiomhole has proven his mettle as a leader with an uncommon sense of patriotism.

“He has brought his experience of decades and political sagacity to bear in leading the APC to victory during the 2019 general elections. His firm commitment to party supremacy and discipline is a trait that many do not have.

“Oshiomhole is one individual that has weathered the storm in difficult circumstances and has come out stronger. He remains ever determined to ensure the continuous unity and harmony among members of our great party.

“While thanking him for all that he has done for the APC to remain one, I pray that God Almighty will continue giving him the wisdom and energy to pilot the affairs of our party.”

On his part, the deputy president of the Senate, Ovie Omo-Agege, in a goodwill message signed by the senator and released by his special adviser on Media and Publicity, Yomi Odunuga, noted that Oshiomole has etched an indelible footprint on the social, economic and political affairs of Nigeria.

While commending the former labour leader for his services to fatherland, he said, “Given your activist record as a unionist whose impactful leadership directly touched the lives of your union members and influenced government policies and decisions, you have paid your dues.

“And, as the national vhairman of Nigeria’s ruling progressive party, the All Progressives Congress, your leadership is of historical significance as the nation battles to extricate itself from the shackles of underdevelopment and move to the next level of prosperity for all and sundry.

“I have no doubt that the common threads of patriotism and unyielding idealism towards the welfare of all as exemplified by your activism as well as the progressive ideals that our party holds dear, all signpost the immense positive possibilities ahead.

“And so, on behalf of my family, my dear constituents and the entire membership of the APC South-South, we wish you good health and more fulfilling years ahead.”

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