Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has celebrated his running mate, Peter Obi, on his 58th birthday.
In a tweet on Friday, Atiku called Mr Obi, ‘Okute’ meaning ‘rock’ as he is fondly called.
He wished the former Anambra State governor more years in good health and service.
“@PeterObi, my Vice Presidential candidate @OfficialPDPNig, is doggedly committed to the Nigerian Project. Okute, as he is fondly called, is also a great steward & patriot. On behalf of my family and team, he’s wished a happy birthday and more years in good health & service,” Atiku said.
Obi tweeted in response, calling Atiku one of the most hardworking men he knows.
“Thank you for the kind wishes @atiku. You are one of the most hardworking men I know and I am proud to be your right hand man in this project to get Nigeria working again,” Obi said.
The PDP had also congratulated Obi on his 58th birthday.
Obi had said he would celebrate his birthday on Friday at the presidential election tribunal in Abuja.
The move was away from the former governor’s tradition of celebrating with school children.