Vice-Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Governor of Delta, Ifeanyi Okowa, has congratulated the National Chairman of the party, Iyorchia Ayu, on his 70th birth anniversary.
In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Olisa Ifeajika, in Asaba, Okowa said that Ayu, as an astute politician, had set enviable legacies with his outstanding service to the nation in various offices he had occupied.
He commended him for his notable contributions to the growth and development of the PDP and the advancement of democracy in Nigeria, remarking that the party had, against all odds, continued to blaze the trail under his leadership.
Okowa recalled Ayu’s significant role in stabilizing democracy in the country when he served as President of the Senate in the Third Republic, and later in various ministerial positions.
According to him, Ayu deserves all the accolades as he turns three scores and 10. His selfless service to the PDP as well as his many accomplishments in personal and public life readily come to mind as he celebrates his 70th birth anniversary.
“Your Excellency, our dear National Chairman, you have played significant roles in the growth and development of the nation as a dependable and forthright politician and democrat and a former President of the Senate, and we cannot thank you enough for your sublime contributions and achievements,” Okowa said.
He added that “On behalf of my family, the government and people of Delta, I congratulate you as you celebrate your 70th birth anniversary.
“Over the years, you have devoted yourself to the course of peace and development of our party, the PDP and our country. For this, we owe you an enduring debt of gratitude.
“It is with great pleasure that I and members of our great party in Delta join your family, friends and well-wishers in thanking Almighty God for His continued mercy, protection and provision for you in the past 70 years.
“As you celebrate this day, it is my prayer and that of our members that God will imbue you with exceptional wisdom and other necessary elements of strength to accomplish the task of leading PDP, our party, to needed victory in the 2023 General Elections.
“It is also my prayer that our Lord will continue to bless you with good health and grant you more years of greater service to our party and Nigeria,” he stated.