President Muhammadu Buhari (rtd.) has rejoiced with former President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, on his 65th birthday, which comes up on November 20, 2022.
The President, in a congratulatory message by his spokesman, Femi Adesina, on Saturday in Abuja, noted the unique position of Jonathan in the growth and development of the nation.
He lauded Jonathan for sacrificing personal ambition for the greater good of the country, and successfully winning the hearts of Nigerians and the world as a man of peace, by carrying on his legacy of truce and amity to many countries.
Buhari joined the family, particularly his wife, Patience, and mother, Eunice, in celebrating another milestone in the former president’s life.
The President noted Jonathan’s political journey, which he said had been evidently shaped by the mercies and grace of the Almighty God, starting as deputy governor from 1999–2005, governor from 2005–2007, vice president from 2007–2010, and president from 2010–2015.
According to him, the friendliness, loyalty, and humility of Jonathan continue to open opportunities for service to humanity while defining a path for the former president to invest in people, institutions, and nations.
He, therefore, prayed for Jonathan’s well-being and that of his family.