The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has congratulated the Governor of Sokoto State, and Chairman of the PDP Governors Forum, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, on his 56th birthday.
The PDP, in a statement issued Monday by its spokesman, Hon. Debo Ologunagba, described the celebrant as a very humble, versatile and dynamic leader.
The party said Governor Tambuwal remained an outstanding nationalist and courageous democrat who over the years, as Speaker of the House of Representatives and now two-term state governor, had continued to play key roles towards the unity, peaceful co-existence and development of Nigeria.
“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,” the statement also read.
The party prayed to God to grant him many more years in good health for greater service to Nigeria and humanity at large.
Similarly, former President Goodluck Jonathan, who felicitated with Governor Tambuwal, described him as a vibrant and dedicated leader.
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.