By Lawrence Olaoye
President Muhammadu Buhari has on behalf of the Federal Executive Council
(FEC) and all Nigerians felicitated with former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan on his 60th birthday today.
According to a statement made available to newsmen by his Special Adviser in media and publicity, Femi Adesina, Buhari joined members of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP), professional colleagues, associates of Jonathan, and his family in celebrating the unique history of the Nigerian leader, who within a short period rose from being a Deputy Governor, Governor, Vice President to becoming Nigeria’s President for six years.
Buhari believed Jonathan’s foray into politics and ascendency to the highest political office in Nigeria from a humble riverine background testifies to the greatness and inclusiveness of Nigeria’s democracy, and serves as an invitation to all those with interest to add value to the nation.
The President prayed that the almighty God will bless Jonathan with good health, wisdom and strength to continue serving the country.