The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has sent a congratulatory message to its former National Chairman, former minister of education, member of Board of Trustees (BoT), and elder statesman Dr. Ahmadu Ali (rtd), as he marks his 85th birthday.
Dr. Ahmadu Ali, a founding member of the PDP is described as a courageous leader, a dazzling military officer, quintessential administrator, exceptionally brilliant medical doctor, and a very dutiful nationalist, who has been making sacrifices for the unity, stability, development, and progress of our dear nation.
According to a statement by Kola Ologbondiyan, National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, ”Our party is particularly proud of the contributions of Dr. Ahmadu Ali towards the return of democracy in our country, when he and other patriots joined forces to envision and birth our great party, the PDP, for the good of all Nigerians.
“As a party administrator, member of the federal executive council and now elder statesman, Dr. Ahmadu Ali had continued to put the collective interest of our nation above every personal, sectional or parochial interest and shows that essence of statesmanship lies in serving others than the self.
“The PDP congratulates this democratic icon as he turns a milestone age of 85 and prays God to grant him many more years in good health so that our nation and party, the PDP, will continue to draw from his wealth of experience, goodwill, and wise counsel,” the statement stated.