*North West Political Movement organises special prayers as he turns 70
*”Ayu a roaring lion who is unstoppable”
By; KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna
As the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Iyorchia Ayu marked his 70th birthday earlier in the week, his fans across the country in their various birthday wishes, have described him as a great leader, capable of weathering the political storms around him in the interest of the party and nation.
This was even as members of his party under the North West Political Movement organised special prayers at local and ward levels, seeking God’s blessing and guidance upon Ayu to lead the party to victory in the coming elections both at the federal and state levels.
Ayu celebrated his 70th birthday anniversary on Monday, Nov 15, 2022.
In their joint congratulatory messages made available to media on Thursday, two People Democratic Party (PDP) elders, Sanusi Usman Nufawa and Otunba Bayo Ojo from Magajin Gari B Ward, Sokoto North and T/Wada Ward Sokoto South respectively, shared their wishes for Ayu’s sound health and success in his endeavours, especially to lead the PDP to victory in 2023.
“We are praying to God to give our amiable gentleman and national chairman of our great party sound health and huge success in his efforts to rescue the country from the current socioeconomic and sociopolitical quagmire Nigerians have been subjected to in recent times.
“We want him to know that we are appreciative of the love and support he has shown to us by way of engaging the services of our loved ones from Sokoto who are opportune to be working with him.
“We therefore, join other groups of people across the country especially Muslim and Christian friends under the National Faithful Inter-faith group to wish him well even as we organised a prayer session in his favour”, they said.
A Northern popular journalist who is also an aide to Ayu, Malam Yusuf Dingyadi described his principal as a “great leader with humility, calmness, fairness and hope”.
“Our National Chairman, Dr. Iyorchia Ayu @70 remains a respected strong, experienced and determined individual whose focus is always on the delivery of assigned responsibilities no matter how demanding.
“The astute politician of repute remains a great leader who displays humility, calmness, fairness and hope despite political storms around him.
“It is amazing that despite the challenges the party is faced with, millions of people around the world still found time to wish him well and that is great.
“So, I want to join millions of his fans within and outside the country to wish him huge success in the tasks before him”, Dingyadi prayed.
Another dropping message from the Arewa Social media group with over two million followers, described Dr. Ayu as “a roaring lion who is unstoppable to get to its target”.
Apart from various congratulatory messages across social media platforms, information has it that friends, political associates and family would be organising a befitting programme in his honour somewhere in Abuja today (Friday November 18).