President Bola Tinubu has joined the rest of the world to celebrate former President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, an icon of democracy, a pride of Nigeria and Africa on his 66th birthday.
Tinubu celebrates Jonathan 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.
His Special Adviser on Media & Publicity, Chief Ajuri Ngelale in a statement on Sunday said, Tinubu shares the joyous occasion with one of the icons of democracy, whose humility continues to inspire hope for good governance in the country and on the continent.
He said, 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.
He said, Tinubu also 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.
Ngelale said, 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”, he said.