Presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, on Friday congratulated his rival in the 2023 race, Atiku Abubakar, on the occasion of the latter’s 76th birthday.
Mr Abubakar is the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party.
“My Dear Elder Brother, HE Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, I rejoice with you as you turn 76 today,” Mr Obi said in a statement.
“May God who has brought you thus far in life, protect and bless you always. Happy birthday sir.”
Moreover, The presidential candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu has also congratulated his opponent of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Tinubu sent the birthday wishes in a terse tweet, hours after mocking the former Vice President for his numerous attempts to attain the office of the president of Nigeria.
“Congratulation to the PDP Presidential Candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, on his 76th birthday. I wish him well as he marks his birthday,” Tinubu tweeted on Friday evening.
Earlier, Bola Tinubu took the stage at the APC Presidential Candidate Meeting with Niger Delta Stakeholders held in Gbaramatu, Delta State, to address the Pere of Gbaramatu Kingdom, Oboro-Gbaraun II (Aketekpe, Agadagba) on his plans for the Gbaramatu community.
“You mentioned the issue of the deep sea port, the roads, the bridge, and the university, industrial park at Ogidigben. These are the things that came to your mind, Kabiyesi, and all of you here,” the former Lagos State governor said.
Kabiyesi, Your Royal Highness, as I stand before you, there are few of us left running. One says he is Atiku. How many times has he been running? He’s always on the run and he’s tired. Tell him to go and sit down. Enough is enough,” he said.