Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta, has felicitated with former Governor of Edo and elder statesman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, as he clocks 80 years on Aug. 12.
Okowa, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, on Sunday in Asaba, described Odigie-Oyegun as a quintessential administrator and first-class political leader whose leadership credentials were exemplary.
He commended the Octogenarian and immediate past National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for his strong convictions and unwavering commitment to humanity, which engendered his astonishing accomplishments in life.
Okowa said: “Your Excellency, your life has been that of service to the people of Edo and the nation and we can’t thank you enough for your great deeds.
“As you join the Octogenarian club, we thank you for your kind contributions to nation-building. It is my prayer that the good Lord will continue to uphold and guide you in all your future endeavours.
“As you mark 80 years today, we celebrate you and all that you have accomplished through your humble beginnings to your illustrious career as a top notch civil servant; first civilian Governor of Edo, pro-democracy activist and first elected National Chairman of the APC.
“On behalf of the government and people of Delta, I heartily rejoice with elder statesman and leader per excellence, a perfect gentleman and a man of immense wisdom, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, CON, as he celebrates his 80th birth anniversary on Aug. 12, 2019.
“It is our prayer that God will continue to protect you and grant you good health to render more services to mankind.”
Similarl, a leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Delta State, Olorogun O’tega Emerhor has congratulated the former national chairman of APC, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun on his 80th birthday anniversary.
Emerhor described the former Edo State governor as a leader and technocrat whose exemplary life style has positively impacted Nigerians.
In a statement personally signed by the 2015 governorship candidate of the APC in Delta State on Sunday, Emerhor noted that Oyegun’s leadership sagacity birthed the President Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress’ government which has positively impacted the lives of Nigerians.
While congratulating the former APC National Chairman, the party chieftain prayed for good health to the celebrant.
The statement read in part, “I write to congratulate a quintessential father, leader, role model, democrat, benefactor and a fine gentleman on his achievement of being strong, active and untiring on his 80th birthday!
“Today, I and the Emerhor Political Family in Delta State are honored to celebrate him and to join millions of his well wishers, admirers, family, friends and benefactors to wish this icon of our time good health and more years in his untiring service to Nigeria and humanity.”