Former presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar, has prayed for Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari.
He sent Buhari a hearty message on his 79th birthday.
Atiku prayed for good health and vitality for President Buhari.
In a tweet on Friday, the former Vice President wrote: “A very hearty birthday felicitation to President @MBuhari. I pray that Almighty Allah continues to bless you with good health and vitality.”
Buhari, who turned 79 years old today, celebrated his birthday in Istanbul, Turkey, where he is to participate in the 3rd Turkey-Africa Partnership Summit, hosted by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
A statement by Buhari’s spokesman, Garba Shehu, said the President cut his 79th birthday cake moulded in national colours, green-white-green to start the day, before going on to chair a planning meeting with officials in his delegation and thereafter drove to the Dolmabahce Palace for a meeting with his Turkish counterpart, Erdogan.
Shehu said in response to the tribute on the occasion on behalf of the ministers and the rest of the delegation rendered by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, the president said he will put in his best for Nigeria until the last day of his administration in 2023.
Buhari had also pledged to hand over to a successor and return to his farm to tender crops and livestock, at the end of his tenure.