Ikubese Felicitates Obasanjo on 86th Birthday, Commends Open Letters To Govt

By Dupson Collins, 6th March, 2023

A former presidental aspirant in Nigeria, Dr Thomas-Wilson Ikubese has joined other well meaning Nigerians to congratulate the former president Olusegun Obasanjo on his 86th birthday.

In his Facebook Account, the Chief Medical Director of the Sckye Hospitals Ltd pens glowing tributes to described the personality of the octogenarian.

He thanked the elder statesman for his several contributions to nation building in and out of office, saying his courage of speaking out the truth always has no doubt helped to put the government of the day on its toes.

Ikubese asked the former president not to relent in writing open letter to authority or speak out whenever he discovers any anti people policy that may set the country on fire.

The Facebook Statement Read:


As you clock 86, I celebrate you.

You’ve been in and out of “power”, positing your contribution to the development of the Nigerian state.

As you clock 86 today, I celebrate you. Not because you couldn’t have done better for Nigeria while you presided over our affairs, but because even after exiting the highest office in the land, you’ve always spoken up whenever you perceive that the ship of the Nigerian state is sailing amiss, not minding whose ox is gored.

For many who have attained your height, they’ll rather be diplomatically quiet, than speak out and step on toes. But not so for you.

Your pen never runs dry…

Whenever you perceive an error, you pen down your fears, rudder solutions and make same available that the delicate ship of nationhood be not wrecked asore.

For this, many hate you and call you names, more so when your letters scratch the dermis of their principal and lacerate the tissues of their political and economic interests.

“Wilson, I’m excited that you’re taking up the challenge of running for the office of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The youths should stand up, take back their country and turn it around for good”. Those were your words to me in 2018.

Ever since, the youths have painstakingly galvanized their energy to seeing the birth of a New Nigeria, where the son of a “nobody” can become “somebody” without knowing “anybody”.

Happy birthday, Former President Olusegun Obasanjo.

May the New Nigeria you discussed with me be birthed in your lifetime!

Thomas-Wilson Ikubese
5th March, 2023

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