Mr Sam Nkire, the National Chairman, Progressive People’s Alliance (PPA), has congratulated the former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, on his 76th birthday celebration.
Nkire made the felicitation in a statement made available to newsmen on Thursday in Abuja.
He said that the former president deserved all the prayers he could get from Nigerians, having served the country to the best of his ability.
The PPA chairman described Obasanjo as a president not easy to replace.
Nkire said that Obasanjo's wealth of experience had placed him a notch higher than any other Nigerian president.
He said that Obasanjo’s advice would be invaluable to an upcoming or a serving president, who wanted to make a success of his presidency.
He rated Obasanjo's tenure as “more than average", adding that Obasanjo's first and second coming as Head of State and President, all left Nigeria better than he met it.
Nkire, who was an Administrative Manager for the Obasanjo Presidential Campaign Organisation in 2003, also urged the former president not to abandon Nigeria in its hour of need.
The PPA chairman appealed to the former Nigerian leader to offer suggestions and views on the the state of the nation as these thoughts would help existing leaders in implementing programmes for the well-being of ordinary Nigerians.
Nkire prayed God to grant Chief Olusegun Obasanjo more years on earth to enable him accomplish more feats to the glory of Nigeria.