Immediate-past President of the Senate, Senator David Mark, has described former President Chief Olusegun Obasanjo as an outstanding nationalist and statesman who laboured to keep Nigeria one.
Senator Mark remarked that Chief Obasanjo remains one of the pillars of the contemporary Nigeria, saying that “his believe in one United Nigeria where everyone is free to do his or her legitimate business is unquestionable.”
In his eulogy to Obasanjo on his birthday Saturday, the former Senate President noted that Obasanjo is a father figure to the nation on whose shoulders “we lean on when it matters.”
He recalled Obasanjo’s role, which ended the Nigeria/Biafra civil war and how he played a leading role towards nurturing and sustaining today’s democracy.
Senator Mark praised Obasanjo for his consistent and untiring efforts at sustaining the peace and progress of the nation as well as the entire continent.
He added that Obasanjo’s leadership role in Africa and indeed the world gives him a sense of pride.
Senator Mark wished Obasanjo good health, wisdom and courage in the years ahead.