The African Democratic Congress (ADC), has joined millions of Nigerians to felicitate with the former Military President of Nigeria, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (IBB) on his 81st birthday.
A statement issued by ADC’s Global Campaign Director General, Abdul-Azeez Suleiman, on Thursday, in Abuja, described General Babangida as a passionate believer in the organic links between generations.
He said: “The ADC particularly wishes to congratulate General Babangida on attaining the Golden age of 81 and to thank God Almighty for sparing his life with his inspiring presence amongst us to untiring efforts to keep the flames of our dedication to the interests of the people of the North and Nigeria alive.
“It is important to place on record that General Babangida’s leadership, sacrifice, statesmanship, patriotism and unwavering commitment to the interests of the people of Northern Nigeria and citizens of Nigeria as a whole, has few parallels in our nation.
“The ADC, chiefly a new generation political party, will always remember Babangida as the first Nigerian leader to inspire new breed politics and will continue to draw inspiration from the life and works of this great General and Nigerian youths must strive, in all they do, to live by the personal and social values and standards he live and set for himself as citizen, subject, and leader.
“Babangida, a great statesman, a mentor, a guardian, a living history and an embodiment of all the exemplary qualities young Nigerians should strive to achieve is always available for young people.
“It is no exaggeration to say that that his life holds much promise in keeping our youth focused and disciplined in the pursuit of edifying goals and living with values that define the Nigerian character,” he said.
The ADC Campaign DG wished the former leader more healthy years.