Buhari felicitates with Jonathan on his 63rd birthday

Buhari felicitates with Jonathan on his 63rd birthday

- President Buhari has sent a happy birthday message to his predecessor, Goodluck Jonathan

- The Nigerian leader prayed to God to grant Jonathan long life and good health as he continues to serve Nigeria even after leaving the Aso Villa

- Jonathan will be marking his 63rd birthday on Friday, November 20

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President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with his predecessor, Goodluck Jonathan, who is set to mark his 63rd birthday on Friday, November 20.

The president's message was contained in a statement released by his special adviser on media and publicity, Femi Adesina, on Thursday, November 19.

President Buhari congratulated Jonathan for "a life of service that has brought honour and goodwill to the country."

Jonathan at 63: Buhari felicitates with Jonathan

Buhari felicitates with Jonathan on his 63rd birthday. Photo credit: Femi Adesina
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He appreciated the former president's dedication to democracy most especially his recent efforts in bringing peace to the troubled Republic of Mali as an ECOWAS envoy.

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The president also prayed to Almighty God to grant Jonathan "longer life, good health and more wisdom to keep serving the nation and humanity."

The statement reads:

"On behalf of the federal government and Nigerians in general, President Muhammadu Buhari warmly felicitates with former President Goodluck Jonathan on his 63rd birthday, November 20, 2020, congratulating him for a life of service that has brought honour and goodwill to the country.
"The president notes, with appreciation, the peculiar and remarkable climb of the former president on Nigeria’s political ladder, and dedication that has kept him working most recently as ECOWAS envoy to bring peace to the Republic of Mali.
"As the former Nigerian president turns 63, President Buhari prays that the Almighty God will grant Dr Jonathan longer life, good health and more wisdom to keep serving the nation and humanity."

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In another report, former president Jonathan has suggested that electronic voting is the only solution to the often recurring electoral malpractice, thuggery and violence in Nigeria.

He said this on Sunday, November 8, at the third synod of the Diocese of Ogbia at St Mark’s Anglican Church in Otakeme, Bayelsa state.

Jonathan added that 50% of the problem facing the Nigerian electoral institution will be solved by the adoption of e-voting.

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