The ruling All Progressives Congress APC has congratulated Nigeria’s immediate-past president, Dr Goodluck Jonathan on his 60th birthday, describing him as a “patriotic and exemplary” leader.
In a statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi urged Jonathan to continue to be steadfast in the pursuit of peace national development.
The statement reads; “The All Progressives Congress APC warmly congratulates former president, H.E. Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan on his 60th birthday.
“We join well-wishers in celebrating a statesman whose life and politics have been defined by patriotism and humility.
“The APC recalls the commendable and exemplary conduct of Dr. Jonathan before and after the 2015 presidential election, which demonstrated his patriotism and love for Nigeria.
“The Party urges Dr. Jonathan to remain steadfast to the positive ideals he stands for and continue to support the development of the country. The Party wishes Dr. Jonathan many more happy, healthy and rewarding years of service to the nation”.
Similarly, President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Jonathan on his new age.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday congratulated his predecessor, former President Goodluck Jonathan, on his 60th birthday which holds on Monday.
In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the President said Jonathan’s foray into politics and ascendency to the highest political office in Nigeria from a humble riverine background testified to the greatness and inclusiveness of Nigeria’s democracy.
He said Jonathan’s unique history served as an invitation to all those with interest to add value to the nation.
The statement read, “On behalf of the Federal Executive Council and all Nigerians, President Muhammadu Buhari warmly felicitates with former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan on his 60th birthday, November 20.
“President Buhari joins members of the Peoples’ Democratic Party, professional colleagues, associates of Dr Jonathan, and his family in celebrating the unique history of the Nigerian leader, who within a short period rose from being a Deputy Governor, Governor, Vice President to becoming Nigeria’s President for six years.
“President Buhari believes Dr. Jonathan’s foray into politics and ascendency to the highest political office in Nigeria from a humble riverine background testifies to the greatness and inclusiveness of Nigeria’s democracy, and serves as an invitation to all those with interest to add value to the nation.
“President Buhari prays that the almighty God will bless Dr Jonathan with good health, wisdom and strength to continue serving the country.”