Bight Newspaper reports that President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has celebrated former President, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, on his 66th birthday.

President Tinubu underscored Jonathan’s unique demonstration of statesmanship and for his distinguishing achievement as a leader.

A statement on Sunday signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, quoted Tinubu to have said Jonathan 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.

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President Tinubu stated that he shares the joyous occasion with one of Nigeria’s icons of democracy, whose humility continues to inspire hope for good governance in the country and on the continent.

He expressed belief that 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.

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The statement partly reads “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.

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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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