Olusegun Mimiko, the immediate past governor of Ondo State and a former minister, has congratulated Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, on the occasion of his 60th birthday.
Dr. Mimiko, in a statement obtained by The Trent, said it is a thing of joy to add another year for anybody, let alone a man who has been favoured by God to be vice president, and Acting President at a time like this.
“Permit me to, on behalf of my family and associates, congratulate you on your 60th birthday. We appreciate the grace of God in your life. More than this, we note your humility, dedication and sobriety,” the statement reads.
While some would have been corrupted by the circumstances of power, Mimiko said, “Acting President Osinbajo has held his head high and remained sober and dedicated.”
Mimiko said he wishes Prof Osinbajo well now and in the years ahead. “Happy birthday Mr Acting President, the statement concluded.
Yemi Osinbajo is a law professor and senior advocate of Nigeria. He was educated at the Igbobi College, University of Lagos, and London School of Economic and Political Science.
The acting president was elected vice president in 2015 as the running mate of ailing President Muhammadu Buhari who is currently on an indefinite medical leave in the United Kingdom.
He became acting president on January 19, 2017 when President Buhari officially communicated to the Nigerian Senate that he was embarking on a sick leave, which was initially set for 10 days.
Buhari was expected to return to the country on February 4, 2017, but failed to do so. Rather, he communicated to the Senate that he was going to extend his sick leave on doctors orders.