Nigerians Yet Unborn Would Remember Jonathan For His Invaluable Services To The Nation – Mark
While the print and electronic media was unusually silent on former President Goodluck Jonathan’s 58th birthday, which was not the case a year ago when he was still in office, former Senate President, Senator David Mark, has described Mr. Jonathan as an uncommon statesman.
The former president’s 58th birthday was on Friday, November 20 and to the surprise of most Nigerians, not a single newspaper advert was taken to wish him a happy birthday.
Although Mr. Jonathan was outside the country on his birthday, he was treated to a small birthday get-together by his close political associates among them his former spokesman, Dr. Reuben Abati.
However, Sen. Mark, in a statement by his media assistant, Paul Mumeh on Saturday, hailed the former president, saying generation of Nigerians unborn will never forget his invaluable contributions to the consolidation of democracy.
He also commended Jonathan for his continued services to the nation even after he left office.
The statement reads: “Mr. President, I heartily congratulate you on this auspicious occasion of your birthday. I am pleased to associate with you now and always. I am glad that you have continued to make your services available to the Nation and beyond even after your tenure.
“Nigerians yet unborn would remember you for your invaluable services to the nation especially at critical time of the nation’s democratic consolidation.
“Above all, your display of uncommon statesmanship especially during the last presidential election has set unprecedented record and a model for African democracy.
“On this day as always, I wish you God’s protection, good health abundant wisdom and courage in the years ahead”.