President Tinubu Lauds Goodluck Jonathan’s Democratic Legacy on His 66th Birthday

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President Bola Tinubu has lauded former President Goodluck Jonathan as a democratic icon, emphasizing his role in shaping Nigeria’s political landscape and inspiring governance across Africa.

President Tinubu’s commendation came on Sunday, as the nation celebrates the 66th birthday of the former Nigerian leader. In a statement issued by his media aide, Chief Ajuri Ngelale, Tinubu commended Jonathan for his exceptional statesmanship and achievements as a leader.

Tinubu noted Jonathan’s pivotal role in challenging the traditional power-holding paradigm, describing him as a statesman who prioritized the welfare of the people over a tenacious grip on power. The statement acknowledged Jonathan’s impressive political journey, ascending from the position of deputy governor to eventually serving as Nigeria’s president.

A significant highlight in the accolades was Jonathan’s contribution to peace in Africa. Tinubu credited the former president for fostering harmonious co-existence among African leaders, citing his peace missions and advocacy for non-violence during power transitions.

The President further commended Jonathan for his dedication to the service of humanity and the reinforcement of democratic institutions. According to Tinubu, Jonathan’s commitment to peaceful power transitions across the continent sets a standard for leaders aspiring to make positive differences.

Tinubu concluded by expressing admiration for Jonathan’s wisdom, foresight, and patriotism, acknowledging their enduring impact on Nigeria and beyond. The President’s statement implies a recognition of Jonathan as a role model for leaders aiming to contribute positively to their nations.

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