National leader of the APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has said his disagreements with former President Olusegun Obasanjo on some issues are without personal animus.
Tinubu, in a felicitation message to Obasanjo who clocked 85 years on Saturday, said at 85, Obasanjo remained strong, agile and committed to the greatness of our dear nation.
“President Obasanjo has made numerous useful contributions to this country. There have been instances where I have disagreed with President Obasanjo on important substantive issues.
“Our debates have been spirited yet always professional and without personal animus. Through it all, I have come to respect his love of country and legendary work ethic. President Obasanjo has worked tirelessly for Nigeria, Africa and indeed the black race,” he said.
Tinubu said Obasanjo has earned his stripes as an important statesman on the world stage.
“Baba Obasanjo is bold and courageous and will continue to be so for that is the essence of his character.
“On this occasion of his 85th birthday, our prayers is that God Almighty keep Baba with us for many more years. May God grant him good health and ceaseless energy to continue to be of service to this country he loves so dearly. Amin,” he said.