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Senator Saraki congratulates ex-President Jonathan at 60

Senator Saraki congratulates ex-President Jonathan at 60”

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated former President Goodluck Jonathan on his 60th birthday.

Jonathan, who was represented at the roundtable by his media adviser, Mr. Ikechukwu Eze, reiterated the need to implement the report, stressing that it holds the key for reshaping the shared values of the people of Nigeria and consolidating democracy in the country.

Jonathan said that agitations for political reforms have continued across the country because a lot of issues relating to governance and access to political power have remained unsettled many years after independence.

However, hours later, a "STOP PRESS, PLEASE DISREGARD STATEMENT ON JONATHAN" was sent to journalists.

Governor Okowa noted that Jonathan's place in global history was assured with his famous quote that "his ambition was not worth the blood of any Nigerian" which he aptly demonstrated when he made that all important call conceding defeat in the 2015 general elections. On behalf of the Government and the good people of Bayelsa, I wish my amiable elder brother a glorious birthday and more fruitful years ahead.

Okowa in a congratulatory message signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Charles Aniagwu, described Jonathan, the 14th President of Nigeria, as a hero of democracy whose administration deepened democracy in Nigeria.

Meanwhile, the Southern Senators Forum (SSF), under the leadership of Senator Hope Uzodinma, is to hold a retreat to discuss issues of restructuring and the national question, the senator said in a statement on Sunday.

"As you celebrate your birthday today, one thing Nigerians and members of the worldwide community will never forget apart from your numerous and indelible achievements in office is your Campaign message in December 2014..."

"Your Excellency, Nigerians will remember that under your administration our economy became the largest and number one in Africa".

Adeyeye said Nigeria witnessed unprecedented infrastructural development in all areas of the economy under the Jonathan administration, adding that inflation was at a single digit and that the country had a stable foreign exchange regime. "For these and many more you have written your name in gold in the hearts of all Nigerians and you will be remembered as one of the greatest leaders of Africa".



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