By Hezekiah Ovedhe
President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has congratulated former President Goodluck Jonathan on his 66th birthday anniversary.
In a statement signed by Chief Ajuri Ngelale, Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to President Bola Tinubu, he described President Jonathan as an Icon of Democracy.
The statement read in part; “On behalf of the people and government of Nigeria, President Bola Tinubu celebrates former President, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, on his 66th birthday, for his unique demonstration of 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.
“President Tinubu shares the joyous occasion with one of our icons of democracy, whose humility continues to inspire hope for good governance in the country and on the continent.
“The President 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 co-existence for the benefit of the people they serve.”