Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, on Sunday, felicitated his Enugu State counterpart, Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, on the occasion of his 58th birthday.
Makinde, in a statement in Ibadan, by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Taiwo Adisa, described Ugwuanyi as a bridge-builder and a detribalised patriot with strong belief in the Nigeria project.
He prayed to God to grant Ugwuanyi more years to serve his people and humanity at large.
Makinde said the Enugu state governor, like his other colleagues in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), had shown that there is still hope for Nigeria.
“And it is important to celebrate him and pray for long life and more grace for him.
“Gburugburu as he is called, is one politician I always commend for his love for his state and his passion for a better Nigeria.
“He embodies the concept of a detribalised Nigerian who has displayed pragmatic leadership with selflessness and dedication.
“Brother, not only are you a shining light among the PDP Governors, who by their sterling performances in office have shown that Nigeria can be better, you are an active player in the effort to rescue the country and bring about the Nigeria of our collective dreams.
“As you add another year, it is my prayer that God continues to sustain you and enable you to do more for humanity,” Makinde stated.