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" A Golden Era Of Our Democracy" - Showunmi

OBJ At 85:  Segun Showunmi Celebrates Former President Olusegun Obasanjo.

....Says OBJ's Tenure, 'A Golden Era Of Nigeria's Development In Democracy'. 

Renowned Political analyst and Media Guru Segun Showunmi on Saturday took to his official media platforms to Celebrate former President Olusegun Obasanjo on his 85th birthday celebration. 

Read message In Full : 

What shall we render to you, oh God, you have been genuinely merciful, kind beyond measure, supportive in all ramifications, and protective despite his human frailties to our Father Olusegun Aremu Okikiola Obasanjo, a village boy from Ibogun Olaogun, whom you have made a global icon. 

Looking back on the last decades that I, your son, can recollect, your life as head of state was unusual, bold and courageous. The strong position you held during the apartheid era with the benefit of hindsight is indicative of a man under grace for the world order. It could easily have consumed you, but it did not. Instead, it propelled you into a dependable ally of the west.

Handing over power in 1979 at a time when with the death of General Muritala, most African leaders would have played tricks by extending and extending the date, not you. Baba, I got the cross pen you signed off with and one of the Seiko wristwatches. That indeed was the guidance of the Lord our God, for how did you manage yourself to do what is right. Recall the transition program of IBB, and it will become clear just how much willpower it takes African leaders to exit power honorably. 

The harsh years that followed saw you play critical roles, almost becoming a civil society activist until you got thrown into prison. Somehow, you did not die, given that many others in and out of prison paid the ultimate price. Still, God kept you alive and miraculously returned you to the headship of Nigeria as civilian president, a title only yourself and President Buhari have attained in our history. 

Remarkably, everyone agrees that curiously your tenure remains the golden era of our development in democracy when all is considered. There is no point listing out your achievements, but in the face of crippling debts right now, that you got debt forgiveness and relief stands you tall. 

Post Presidency, I have watched you go full force, working with other world leaders, doing your best to keep humanity safe. 

Your work rate is incredible, your exercise regime is beyond astonishing, you are just damn too bold, in thoughts, in writings, in actions, and just getting up and going to the next trip and the next is stuff that only an all caring God could have helped you through. 

Now, Baba, at 85years young, just look at you, how energetic, so full of life. 

Oh lord, we will give you praises and shout hallelujah, for indeed what shall we render to you, oh lord. 

Happy Birthday, Baba. Enjoy your remaining days. God has been faithful, and we thank him, Showunmi added. 

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