Atiku felicitates with Abdulsalami Abubakar at 75

Gen. Abubakar
Former Vice President and newly appointed Waziri of Adamawa, Atiku Abubakar, commends ex-military Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar (retired), as a fine soldier, a greying sage, a man of honour, and a staunch believer in peace and lover of democracy.
Atiku, a frontline member of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), pays tribute to the retired military top brass, who made history by handing over power from military a junta to a joint ticket civilian administration of President Olusegun Obasanjo/Atiku Abubakar on May 29, I999.
In a special congratulatory message released by his Media Office in Abuja to mark the 75th birthday anniversary of the former military Head of State, the former Vice President says that: "General Abdulsalami is one of the finest soldiers of his era and an archetypal gentleman whose word was is bond,” adding “he understood the use of power to create long lasting legacy that are not erasable by time or age."
According to the Waziri, "unlike most military peers of his, who craved power with passion, the distinguished General ruled for just a year; delivered a constitution, midwifed an election and peacefully handed over power from military to civil rule.”
By so doing, Atiku Abubakar notes, Abdulsalami “knowingly assuaged the hurt nerves of the country and promoted Nigeria into the comity of democratic nations,” adding that “he has also been pursuing the cause of peaceful conflict resolution nationally and internationally."
The Waziri prays for many more years in good health in the service of humanity for the Minna, Niger State-born General Abdulsalami Abubakar as he celebrates his 75th anniversary, June 13.
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