President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Sen. Daisy Danjuma, wife of former Chief of Army Staff, retired Lt.-Gen. Theophilus Danjuma, as she turns 70 on Aug. 6, 2022. Malam Garba Shehu, the president’s media aide in a statement on Friday in Abuja, said the president praised her commitment to a better living standard for the less privileged.
The president, in a congratulatory letter to the celebrant personally signed by him, said: “On behalf of myself and my family, I wish to felicitate with you as you attain the auspicious age of 70. “Distinguished Senator, I join your family members, friends and political associates in celebrating the auspicious moment with you, heralded by many years of service to the nation and humanity.
“As an accomplished entrepreneur and philanthropist, I am particularly pleased by the commitment you have shown to the plight of the disadvantaged in the society especially women and children.
“I also note that your passion for this cause was further reinforced during your period in the National Assembly between 2003 and 2007 where you served as the Chairperson, Senate Committee on Women Affairs and Youth Development.
’’ Danjuma was also Member, Senate Committees on Health, Education, Finance and Land, as well as Member of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) and Chairperson, Women and Child Right Committee of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS Parliament).
The president saluted Danjuma for her courage and steadfastness.
“As you celebrate this milestone, my prayer is that almighty God will grant you longer life, good health and more wisdom to serve humanity and the country,” the president said.
Sen. Daisy Danjuma on Monday called on Edo women to rally round the re-election of Gov. Godwin Obaseki for a second term in the Sept. 19, governorship election in the state.
Daisy Danjuma, who is the wife of retired Gen. Theophilus Danjuma, made the call at a reception organised in her honour by Edo women in Benin
Danjuma said there was no need to change a performing team adding that Obaseki deserved a second term to continue with his sterling governance.
She said, the governor’s sterling performance in all sectors of the state’s economy compelled me to endorse his candidacy for a second term at a function in Lagos even before the governor’s defection to PDP.
“Obaseki was in APC and I saw all what he was doing in Benin. I then said to myself this is not about party but about the individual.
“In my opinion he has done well but as a member of board of trustee of PDP I supported Obaseki for continuity even before his defection to the party.
“Since, the nation’s return to democracy in 1999, former governor Lucky Igbinedion ruled for eight years, Adams Oshiomhole also ruled for eight years why is it that a performing governor will not do eight years.
“There is no reason a performing governor will not have a second term.
“I saw it that Obaseki will do something great, that is why I said in spite of my party I must support him for a second term so that he can finish all the good job that he started,” she said.
She, however, called on parents to sensitise their children to the need to shun violence adding that they should not allow themselves to be used as agents of electoral fraud.
“It is your duty to encourage everybody around you, convince your husband, children, friends and associates to come out on Saturday to vote for Obaseki and PDP.
“Sept. 19, is a very important day and nobody should encourage violence,” he added.
According to her, nobody has governed for four years in the state. Please, let’s vote right. No man is God. Vote right. Use your PVCs right and vote for Obaseki’s re-election,” she added.
Earlier, Betsy Obaseki, the wife of the state governor, said that Gov. Obaseki was fighting a political battle to liberate not only Edo but the nation from the shackles of godfathers.
Obaseki urged women in the state to come out en masse on the election day to vote for the governor for a second term.
Edited By: Donald Ugwu
Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo has congratulated Sen. Daisy Danjuma on her 68th birthday celebration, describing her contribution to development of the state and Nigeria as remarkable.
In a statement on Friday in Benin, Obaseki said Sen. Danjuma, who is a Chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), had excelled exceedingly in numerous endeavours and continued to remain a shining inspiration for many in the state and beyond.
“I congratulate Sen. Daisy Danjuma as she marks her 68th birthday.
“A worthy daughter and ambassador of the state, she has made indelible impact in different spheres of life, championing developmental programmes and ensuring credible representation of Edo people.
“As Senator representing Edo South Senatorial District, she served the people creditably and continues to champion the development of the people and empowerment of vulnerable groups.
“An amazon of no mean repute, we celebrate her resolve and commitment to development and pray that God grants her more fruitful years,” he prayed.( NAN)
Esited by Oluwole Sogunle
Sen. Daisy Danjuma, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Board of Trustees (BOT), has said that her endorsement of Edo governor Godwin Obaseki’s second term aspiration was “personal..
“I owe nobody apology for endorsing the second term aspiration of Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo,” Daisy, wife of former defence minister Theophilus Danjuma told newsmen in Benin.
The Nigerian News Agency , reports that Danjuma had, in Lagos on Sunday, endorsed Obaseki during a town hall meeting organised for Obaseki in Lagos.
The endorsement has drawn the ire of the state chapter of the party who felt that the former senator’s stance was not proper.
“I have the right to support whoever I choose to. I am a member of the PDP. I have never left the PDP or decamped to any party like others.
“It is my right to free comment and I have exercised that,” she said.
The Edo PDP, in a statement, disassociated itself from Danjuma’s decision to support Obaseki for second term, and asked her to resign her position.
lt said that the comments, discussions and purported endorsements credited to Danjuma were her private thoughts and do not reflect the thoughts of Edo PDP.
The Edo PDP said it was “abnormal and not politically savvy for party leaders to endorse aspirants of another party other than the candidate of their party”.
In a statement signed by the Publicity Secretary, Mr Chris Nehikhare, the PDP stated that being a member of the BOT conferred some rights and privileges that should not be abused.
The statement said that it was an abuse of such rights and privileges to openly and publicly endorse a candidate of another party.
According to Nehikhare, the statement of endorsement is a “morale-damper” to the hard working, committed and loyal men, women and youths of Edo PDP.
“At the appropriate time and in accordance with our party’s constitution, a credible PDP candidate will be nominated to contest the Edo 2020 governorship election to liberate the state from political arrogance, poverty, insecurity and unemployment.
“To all Edo people, members and supporters of PDP, you will have a choice to make between the umbrella of comfort and the broom of hardship.
“A PDP government will liberate our state from the APC government that is insensitive to the plight of our people,” he said.
Edited by: Chioma Ugboma and Ephraims Sheyin