As you mark this milestone of 70th birthday, we join in celebrating the grace bestowed upon your life by God.
Over the years, you have demonstrated an uncommon commitment to the service of our dear fatherland and humanity at large. As a soldier, state governor and political leader, you have firmly established that the essence of statesmanship is in pursuing the good and welfare of others rather than self.
We therefore pray that God grant you many more years in good health.
Happy birthday to a dynamic leader.