PDP, Okowa Salute Makarfi As He Turns 61 Today


The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has congratulated its National Caretaker Committee Chairman, Senator Ahmed Makarfi on the occasion of his 61st birthday.

In a statement signed Monday by the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, the party eulogized Makarfi for his contributions to the development of Kaduna State and the Nigerian nation.

“The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) members and supporters nationwide, heartily celebrate our National Chairman, Senator. Ahmed Mohammed Makarfi, CON, on his 61st birthday anniversary.

“Senator Makarfi was born on the 8th of August, 1956 in Makarfi Local Government Area of Kaduna State. As a governor, legislator, accountant, banker and teacher; he has made and continues to make outstanding contributions to the development of his state and the country in general.

“His Excellency was elected two times as Governor of Kaduna State from 1999 – 2007 under the platform of our party, the PDP. It is worthy of note that under his Administration, his State witnessed relative peace that allowed the translation of his policies and programmes into concrete dividends of democracy for his people.

“We are indeed proud of his strong character and achievements as one of the foundation pillars of the PDP, working with all stakeholders to revive, rejuvenate, and move the party to greater heights. We cannot forget his calculative, dogged and purposeful leadership direction in the just concluded intra-party leadership litigation processes which ultimately culminated in resounding victory for the party.

“We join other Nigerians in thanking God Almighty for his faithfulness in our National Chairman’s life as he marks his birthday. We pray that the Almighty God continue to guide and guard him and his entire family, and grant him many more years of continued services to this nation and mankind,” the statement reads.

The Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, also felicitated with the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Sen. Ahmed Mohammed Makarfi, as he marks his 61st birthday anniversary on August 8, 2017.

Governor Okowa acknowledged the gargantuan contributions of the former Governor, Lawmaker, Accountant, Banker and Teacher.

In a statement on Tuesday by his Chief Press Secretary, Charles Aniagwu, the Governor lauded Senator Makarfi for agreeing to steer the ship of the party at a time he was called upon.

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