Former president Jonathan congratulates Burundi's new president

Former president Jonathan congratulates Burundi's new president

- Former president Goodluck Jonathan has congratulated the new president of Republic of Burundi, Evariste Ndayishimiye

- Jonathan sent the message of felicitation to the new African president on Friday, June 19

- Ndayishimiye is the ninth president of the East African country

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Nigeria's former president, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, has sent a congratulatory message to the new president of the Republic of Burundi, Evariste Ndayishimiye.

Legit.ng reports that in a thread of tweets on Friday, June 19, the former president felicitated with Ndayishimiye who was sworn-in as the ninth president of Burundi.

He also extended his appreciation to the good people of the Republic of Burundi for the seamless transition, urging him to give his task of leading his people his best shot to be able to deliver peace and the dividends of democracy to the people of his country.

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"I congratulate His Excellency President Evariste Ndayishimiye who has just been sworn in as Burundi's ninth president. I extend my sincere felicitations to him and the good people of the Republic of Burundi for this seamless transition.

"As I join other good-spirited Africans to wish him a successful reign, I urge him to give this task of leading his people his best shot to be able to deliver peace and the dividends of democracy to the people of his country," he tweeted.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Jonathan cautioned against the possibility of coronavirus pandemic breeding dictators in Africa as scourge exceeds the five-million threshold globally.

It was reported that the former president issued this vital warning on Friday, May 22, while participating in a webinar organised by the Kofi Annan Foundation.

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Jonathan enjoined African leaders to be careful of the way they handle the scourge which has ushered the world into unrest, adding that "all continental bodies must come up with their own minimum standards."

Jonathan also hailed President Muhammadu Buhari and the state governors for taking central responses in the fight against the pandemic.

He also expressed delight in the federal government's post-COVID-19 blueprints while commending the roles played across other levels of government.

“In Nigeria, I have seen one thing about the management of the COVID-19 which is also positive. We’ve seen the role played by the state governments, and some of the state governments are even looking post-COVID-19 era the economy of their people," the former president had submitted.

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