By Henry Umoru
ABUJA – FORMER President Goodluck Jonathan Wednesday described former Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Tony Anenih as a great asset to Nigeria as a country.
In a congratulatory message to Chief Anenih who will be 83 years old Thursday, Jonathan said that it would be on record the elder statesman’s wisdom, patriotism and time-honored commitment to the strengthening of democracy and national growth.
In a one- page congratulatory letter dated August 3, 2016, former President Jonathan said, “I wish to most sincerely congratulate you on your 83rd birthday. I am glad the Almighty God has blessed you with the grace of long life and good health, in accordance with your manifest dedication to national development.
“There is no doubt that you have been a great asset to our dear nation while serving her in various capacities, especially in the critical areas of politics, peace building and security systems.
“Nigerians and the people of your home state will continue to be grateful to you because of your wisdom, patriotism and time-honored commitment to the strengthening of our democracy and national growth. You are a natural leader of the people and you have demonstrated that clearly over the years.
“I join your family and numerous admirers around the country to wish you more productive years in your determination to see our great country progress in peace and prosperity.”