Goodluck Jonathan exemplifies an icon of democracy, peacebuilding at 66 – Tinubu

President Bola Tinubu has felicitated with former President, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, on his 66th birthday.

Tinubu described Jonathan as a unique personality who demonstrated statesmanship and for his distinguishing achievement as a leader, who gave Nigeria and Africa, a pride of place in democratic lore by upending the vitiating paradigm of those who seek to hold onto power by all means.

The Nigerian President said he shares the joyous occasion with one of the icons of democracy, whose humility continues to inspire hope for good governance in the country and on the continent.

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The President said he believes the former President possesses a distinguished profile on leadership, rising up the ladder as Deputy Governor, Governor, Vice-President and President, and now championing the cause of peace in Africa by bringing together and counselling leaders on harmonious coexistence for the benefit of the people they serve.

He commended Jonathan for committing himself to the service of humanity and to strengthening democratic institutions, exemplified by his relentless peace missions and advocacy of non-violence in the peaceful transition of power across the African continent.

“As the former President clocks 66, I affirm that his wisdom, foresight, and patriotism will continue to set an example for leaders aspiring to make a difference in Nigeria and beyond.

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“I pray that God Almighty will continually sustain the former President and his wife, Patience, in good health and strength,” a statement by Ajuri Ngelale, Special Adviser to the President on Media & Publicity noted.

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