You’re an icon of democracy, Tinubu hails Jonathan at 66

Abuja—President Bola Tinubu has affirmed the former President Goodluck Jonathan’s wisdom and patriotism will always stand as standard for leaders who aspire to make a difference in Nigeria and other parts of the world.

President Tinubu made the assertion in his goodwill message commemorating the 66th birthday of Dr Jonathan, describing him as an icon on democracy and a statesman.

The message, contained in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, the President lauded the former President’s commitment to the service of humanity, carrying on with humility and inspiring hope in good governance.

The President celebrated Jonathan, on behalf of the people and government of Nigeria, saying he has given Nigeria and Africa a pride of place in histories of democracy.

The statement read: “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.

“The president commends former President 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, President Tinubu affirms that his wisdom, foresight, and patriotism will continue to set an example for leaders aspiring to make a difference in Nigeria and beyond.

“The President prays that God Almighty will continually sustain the former President and his wife, Patience, in good health and strength.”

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