President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday hailed former President, Dr Goodluck Ebele Jonathan ahead of his 65th birthday on Sunday, November 20, 2022.
Buhari notes the unique position of Jonathan in the growth and development of the nation, sacrificing personal ambition for the greater good of the country and successfully winning the hearts of Nigerians and the world as a man of peace by carrying on his legacy of truce and amity to many countries.
This was disclosed in a statement by Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity.
“Buhari joins the family, particularly his wife, Patience, and mother, Eunice, in celebrating another milestone in Jonathan’s life, recalling his political journey, which has been evidently shaped by the mercies and grace of the Almighty God, starting as Deputy Governor, 1999-2005, Governor, 2005 -2007, Vice President, 2007-2010 and President, 2010-2015.
“The President believes the friendliness, loyalty, and humility of Dr Jonathan continue to open opportunities for service to humanity while defining a path for the former President to invest in people, institutions, and nations.
“As Dr Jonathan clocks 65, Buhari prays for his well-being and that of his family,” he said.