The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has said former President Goodluck Jonathan continues to stand out as an icon of democracy and an international statesman.
PDP said this in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Debo Ologunagba congratulating Jonathan as he marks his 66th birthday on Monday.
The party said further it is proud of Jonathan’s unprecedented achievements and massive economic productivity in all sectors when he was President.
The party described the former president as a sincere, selfless, humble, courageous, and patriotic leader who remains steadfast in his commitment towards the peace, unity, stability, and development of Nigeria.
The statement read in part “Nigerians across all divides celebrate President Jonathan for his unwavering commitment in upholding democracy tenets of rule of law, separation of powers, constitutionally guaranteed freedom and rights of citizens, the principles of justice, equity and fairness; dedication to free, fair and credible election in Nigeria in line with the manifesto and policy thrust of the PDP; credentials that are indelible in our national annals.
“Dr. Jonathan is celebrated for his efforts in strengthening the bond of unity, love, harmonious living, mutual respect, and understanding among Nigerians as well as creating an atmosphere for free enterprise, which enabled our nation to thrive in all sectors under his watch.
“Our Party is proud of President Jonathan’s unprecedented achievements and massive economic productivity in all sectors through which the PDP administration under his Presidency bequeathed a $550bn economy (largest in Africa and 26th globally) at the end of his successful tenure in 2015.”
He decried that these achievements have been reversed by the alleged massively corrupt All Progressives Congress (APC) administrations.
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