The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has sent congratulatory messages to the Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence, Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar III, as he clocks 65.
This was contained in a statement, by the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Kola Ologbondiyan, on Tuesday.
Ologbondiyan described the Sultan of Sokoto as an exceptionally upright, courageous and forthright leader, who has dedicated his life and dignified position to the service of humanity. He described the Sultan as one who is patriotic, compassionate, love his people and serve the people without regard to tribe, creed or class.
The PDP also noted that the Sultan’s unrelenting commitment towards national unity and peaceful co-existence in Nigeria, particularly in his roles as Co-Chair of the Nigeria Inter-Religious Council (NIREC).
The statement said, “The PDP exceedingly esteems the Sultan of Sokoto for his wisdom in providing direction, not only for the Muslim community but also for the nation at large, particularly at this critical time in our national history.
“The PDP heartily felicitates the Sultan, the Sokoto Sultanate as well as the Muslim community on this momentous occasion and prays to the Almighty Allah, in His mercies, to grant the Sultan many more decades in good health so that our nation and humanity, in general, will continue to benefit from his wealth of experience, wisdom and commitment to humankind.”