Chuks Okocha in Abuja
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has congratulated the Governor of Sokoto State, and Chairman of the PDP Governors Forum, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, as he marked his 56th birthday
Also, former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has felicitated the governor.
The PDP also described the Sokoto state governor as a very humble, versatile and dynamic leader.
In a statement issued by it’s National Publicity Secretary, Hon. Debo Ologunagba, yesterday, the party noted: “Governor Tambuwal is an outstanding nationalist and courageous democrat who over the years, as Speaker of the House of Representatives and now two-term state governor, continues to play key roles towards the unity, peaceful co-existence and development of our dear nation.
“As the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Governor Tambuwal with excellent political dexterity, deepened our democratic practice for more transparent and productive governance by reinforcing the principle of separation of powers as well as asserting the independence of the legislature as enshrined in the 1999 Constitution (as amended).
“As Governor, Rt. Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal continues to display a remarkable commitment towards the wellbeing of his people as evident in his developmental projects in critical sectors including education, healthcare, agriculture, infrastructure and urban and rural development among others.
“Moreover, as a leader in our Party and particularly as the Chairman of PDP Governors Forum, Governor Tambuwal remains committed towards the unity, stability, growth and electoral success of the PDP.
“His dedication towards the success of the reconciliatory efforts in our Party has been pivotal in further repositioning the PDP as the platform for Nigerians to Rescue and Rebuild our nation from misrule.”
While congratulating Tambuwal on the auspicious occasion, the PDP prayed to God to grant him many more years in good health for greater service to the fatherland and humanity at large.
Also, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors’ Forum (PDP – GF) joins family, friends and the entire PDP family in celebrating the Governor of Sokoto State, an acclaimed innovative leader and Chairman of the Forum, as he turns 56 today (January 10, 2021).
According to statement by the Director General of the PDP governors forum, signed by Cyril Maduabum, “We thank God for His blessings of good health, wisdom and courage on Governor Tambuwal to speak truth to authorities in power in the last six years”.
The Forum also said that it was also happy to celebrate the visionary leadership he had brought to bear on Sokoto and the entire people of the state over this period.
According to the statement, “These past six years have been an opportunity for our Chairman to promote and demonstrate exemplary leadership at national and state levels, particularly in joining forces with other Governors and Leaders of the party to offer alternative ideas and solutions to the failed leadership of President Mohammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress, APC.
“Also worthy of commendation is his role in stabilising and rejuvenating the PDP at the national and sub – national levels”, the PDP governors said.
The Forum said that it was further enamoured by the transformational and developmental initiatives of Governor Tambuwal in roads and bridges construction that have completely changed the skyline of the state with two state – of – the – art flyover projects.
The PDP governors said, “In health, as in other sectors of development, Governor Tambuwal has equally been superlative with the gigantic Sokoto University Teaching Hospital, the international standard Diagnostic Centre, Farfaru, now a major referral laboratory centre in the North East of the country, and other secondary and primary healthcare programmes completed across the state.
“We are happy to associate ourselves with the way he has deployed huge resources in abating the challenges of security in the state. Aside forging a workable synergy between state security initiatives like the establishment, provision of logistics and empowerment of the state vigilante services, and federal security outfits in the state to robustly push back and annihilate the evil activities of bandits and terrorists in the state, he has also massively provided vehicular and communications support to the armed forces.
“The achievements of Governor Tambuwal in education have received international recognition, especially for maintaining the state’s lead in budgetary allocation to education in the last six years which has consistently beat the international benchmark set by UNESCO, promotion of girl child education, as well as increase in pupil and student’s enrolment in schools.
“By so doing, the state under his leadership has been dealing effectively with the huge out of school children syndrome in the state.
“As we wish Governor Tambuwal continued good health and love by his family, we pray for God’s fortitude on him as he pilots the affairs of Sokoto State, its people and service to Nigerians in good health.
In a goodwill message to Tambuwal, the former President noted that the Governor has been purposeful and positive in leadership, having made considerable contributions to the advancement of democracy and national development.
The former President said: “On behalf of my family, I join your family and associates to congratulate you on the occasion of your 56th birthday.
“As a politician, you have been contributing meaningfully to the advancement of our nation’s democracy through national service.
“You have displayed great leadership skills at various times in different capacities both as Speaker of the House of Representatives and Governor of Sokoto State.
“As you celebrate, I wish you sound health, more success and greater honour in life . Happy Birthday, Your Excellency.”, Jonathan said.