The immediate past president of Nigeria, Goodluck Ebele Azikiwe Jonathan GCFR GCON has clocked 61 years today, Noember 20,2018
The Nigerian politician who served as the President of Nigeria from 2010 to 2015. Prior to that he served as Vice-President of Nigeria from 2007 to 2010 and as Governor of Bayelsa State from 2005 to 2007 has recevied loads of congratulatory messages on social media from Nigerians both home and abroad
Though he lost the 2015 presidential election to Muhammadu Buhari, becoming the first sitting Nigerian president to concede electoral defeat, he has managed to remain in good communication and relationship with Buhari
Yesterday, the president, in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, in Abuja on Monday, joined Nigerians in sending warm greetings to the former President.
According to the president, the life journey of the former president remains an inspiration to every young Nigerian of the possibilities that await anyone willing to learn, work hard and participate in making the country great.
President Buhari congratulated the former president on the publishing of his memoir, “My Transition Hours”, which would be launched as part of ceremonies marking his birthday.
He, therefore, encouraged Nigerians to follow same example of sharing their experiences in writing.
The president prayed that the almighty God would strengthen the president, grant him longer life and bless his family. Jonathan will be launching his new book on Tuesday.
The event will feature dignitaries from across Africa, with President Buhari invited as special guest of honor.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, chairman of the event, with guests of honour to include former Ghanaian President John Dramani Mahama and Ibrahim Babangida.
Presidents Alassane Ouattara of Cote d’Ivoire, Faure Gnassingbe of Togo, Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya and Adama Barrow of Gambia are also expected as special guests.