PDP salutes Jonathan at 59

THE National Executive Committee (NEC), the national caucus and the entire PDP family on Sunday, heartily congratulated the former President Goodluck Jonathan on the occasion of his 59 Birthday Anniversary.

A statement issued by the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Dayo Adeyeye, in Abuja observed that at 59, his legacies and achievements in academia, politics, governance and social life remain indelible and worthy of emulation by well-meaning people.

It said: “You are a shining light during and after office as one of the Heads of State in Nigeria and Africa in general who willingly conceded power to the opposition in the interest of peace and democracy.

“Your Excellency Sir, in less than two years of leaving office, Nigerians are yearning and crying for your return especially as your successor who won the 2015 presidential election on the altar of propaganda and lies against your administration have done no better since he took over from you on May 29, 2015.

“Your Excellency, the harvest of your electoral reforms for free, fair and credible electoral and democratic processes for which the All Progressive Congress (APC) is the primary beneficiary of have been eroded and quickly replaced with inconclusive elections, electoral apathy, voter inducement, intimidation, harassments and unfair incarceration of judges and quizzing of opposition at all levels.

“This reversal of your achievements is also visible in all sectors of our economy as the vibrant and largest economy you left behind in May 2015 is today in great recession and near depression.

Your Excellency Sir, this is your 59th Birthday Anniversary, and so let us allows you celebrate instead of bothering you with the sick and comatose state of our economy.”

While wishing him a happy birthday, the PDP prayed that the Almighty God would bless him with good health and many more years of service to your home State, Bayelsa, Nigeria, Africa and the world in general.