…By Dorcas Funmi for TDPel Media.
The Labour Party’s presidential candidate for the 2023 election, Peter Obi, has extended his congratulations to Nobel Laureate Professor Wole Soyinka on the occasion of his 89th birthday.
In a statement released on Thursday, Obi expressed his admiration for Soyinka, highlighting his esteemed status among Nigerians and people worldwide.
Recognizing Soyinka’s Revered Status
Peter Obi acknowledged that Wole Soyinka continues to be a highly respected and renowned figure, cherished by Nigerians and individuals from around the globe.
Soyinka’s influence and reputation have endured over the years, cementing his position as an eminent personality in various fields.
A Respected Father Figure
Describing Professor Wole Soyinka as a revered figure, Peter Obi expressed his personal reverence for the literary icon, referring to him as his “respected father.”
Obi joined Soyinka’s family, friends, and countless admirers in commemorating the distinguished writer’s 89th birthday.
Celebrating Soyinka’s Contributions
Peter Obi recognized and praised Professor Wole Soyinka’s remarkable contributions to Nigeria and humanity as a whole.
He commended Soyinka’s unwavering commitment and dedication to the struggle for a better Nigeria, emphasizing the profound impact of his literary and intellectual endeavors.
As Peter Obi conveyed his felicitations on the occasion of Professor Wole Soyinka’s 89th birthday, he expressed gratitude for Soyinka’s continued good health.
Obi also offered prayers for Soyinka’s well-being, both physically and mentally, while highlighting the writer’s ongoing efforts in fostering the collective nation-building aspirations of Nigeria.