* Says he’s a quintessential democrat, icon of humility
By Henry Umoru
NATIONAL leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP has described former President Goodluck Jonathan as a quintessential democrat, icon of humility, a remarkable man of peace and extraordinary global citizen.
In a statement on Friday, by its National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh, the PDP while hailing former President Goodluck Jonathan at 58, said, “The Acting Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus, on behalf of the National Executive Committee (NEC) and the PDP family nationwide celebrates a quintessential democrat, icon of humility, a remarkable man of peace and extraordinary global citizen, former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan (GCFR) as he turns 58 today.
“Your Excellency, the PDP and indeed all lovers of democracy world-over, join your family in giving thanks to the Almighty God for His numerous blessings in your life as you celebrate this milestone
“We are indeed proud that in various ways you have demonstrated that the true essence of statesmanship lies in applying its uncommon values to the general good rather than self and that one gets to the very top and yet remains honest and humble.
“As you mark your birthday, we pray God to continue to grant you good health, wisdom and many more years, so that mankind will continue to draw from your wealth of experience, forthrightness and exceptional statesmanship.”