Jonathan At 64: Lawani Felicitates Former President
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As the former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan celebrates his 64th birthday, Nigeria’s Senate President, Ahmad Lawan has felicitated with him.

In a statement by the Special Adviser to the Senate President on Media, Ola Awoniyi on Saturday, Lawan rejoiced with the former Nigerian leader for his good health and for the selfless service that he continues to offer in Nigeria and in Africa.

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The statment reads, ‘Since leaving office in Nigeria, President Jonathan has put his high standing, experience and energy to working for peace, democracy and development in Africa.’

‘The former President has demonstrated how a great leader can continue to play very significant role even out of office.’

‘President Jonathan believes in the Nigerian project and has amply demonstrated this by promoting unity and peaceful coexistence in Nigeria.’

‘His acts of statesmanship has been recognised even outside Nigeria and has made him a good example of leadership in Africa.’

‘I join his friends, political associates and numerous well-wishers in wishing him many more happy celebrations of this day and many more years of impactful service.’

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Saturday also celebrated former President Goodluck Jonathan as he marked his 64th birthday, saying Nigerians across the divides are proud of him.

The party in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, in Abuja on Saturday described Mr Jonathan as an exceptionally patriotic leader and national icon.

It added that Mr Jonathan’s achievements and personal sacrifices towards the unity and stability of the nation remained indelible in the history of Nigeria.

The party said that over the years, Mr Jonathan had continued to distinguish himself as a humble, forthright, selfless and excellent administrator, who puts the interest of the people above every other consideration.

It stated that Mr Jonathan demonstrated this as a deputy governor, governor, vice president, president, African Union (AU) Envoy and Chairman, International Summit Council for Peace in Africa (ISCP-Africa).

 

AFRICA TODAY NEWS, NEW YORK

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