…Says He is our General of Democracy
The Senator representing Bayelsa West, Senator Henry Seriake Dickson, has eulogised former Nigerian Head of State, His Excellency, General Abdusalami Abubakar, as a General of Democracy on the occasion of his 80th birthday.
Senator Dickson noted that, after serving Nigeria at the pinnacle of his profession in the military, and his display of unparalleled commitment to democratic governance, General Abubakar has continued to be a beacon of hope and mentor to the younger generation of leaders including himself.
Senator Dickson described General Abubakar as one who, over the years has become one of the most visible and enduring pillars of peace in Nigeria.
On behalf of his family, Dickson joined General Abubakar’s countless admirers, all lovers of democracy and people of good conscience to celebrate the Democracy General at 80.
General Abdusalami Abubakar executed the transition of Nigeria’s Fourth Republic in 1999 after several years of military incursion into Nigeria’s democratic rule.
“My family and I felicitate with a dear father, leader and former Head of State, Gen Abdusalami Abubakar, GCFR, Nigeria’s Democracy General on this special occasion of your 80th birthday.
“It is heartwarming to note that the Almighty God has kept our leader in a super state of health to continue your invaluable contributions to our dear country and humanity.
“After serving our fatherland at the pinnacle of your profession in the military, and your display of unparalleled commitment to democratic governance, you have continued to be a beacon of hope and mentor to the younger generation of leaders including me in this country.
“Over the years you have become one of the most visible and enduring pillars of peace in our country.
“My family and I join your countless admirers, all lovers of democracy and people of good conscience to celebrate you at 80.
“l pray to God to continue to keep you in good perfect health.”