ByHenry Umoru, Johnbosco Agbakwuru & Omeiza Ajayi
Abuja—President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with former President Goodluck Jonathan on his 60th birthday, which comes up today.
Buhari’s congratulatory message is contained in a statement by Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, in Abuja, yesterday.
The President joined members of the Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP, professional colleagues, associates of Jonathan, and his family in celebrating the unique history of the Nigerian leader.
He noted that the former president, within a short period rose from being a deputy governor, governor, vice president to becoming Nigeria’s President for six years.
According to him, 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.
Buhari prayed that the almighty God would bless the former president with good health, wisdom and strength to continue serving the country.
Also, the All Progressives Congress, APC, congratulated Jonathan on his 60th birthday, describing him as a “patriotic and exemplary” leader.
A statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, urged Jonathan to continue to be steadfast in the pursuit of peace and national development.
The statement read: “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.”