- Former president Jonathan has congratulated President Buhari on his 75th birthday
- Jonathan described President Buhari as rare statesman
- The former president wished him more strength in his effort to move Nigeria forward
Former president Goodluck Ebele Jonathan on Saturday, December 16, congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari on his 75th birthday.
Punch reports that Jonathan described Buhari as a statesman whose rare experience of leading Nigeria at different times, has earned him a special place in history.
According to a statement issued by his media adviser Ikechukwu Eze in Abuja, ''I wish to most sincerely congratulate you on your 75th birthday.
‘’My family and I are pleased to join your numerous well wishers to felicitate with you as you mark this day.
“Your Excellency, you are a statesman whose place in history as Nigeria’s leader, at different epochs in our nation’s development journey, is guaranteed.
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“I pray that God Almighty that has kept you alive and healthy will continue to protect and strengthen you as you lend your efforts to the bid to realize our collective dreams for a greater and more prosperous nation.''
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that the president would be 75 year-old on Sunday, December 17. He was born on December 17, 1942 in Daura, Katsina state.
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