The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) family has in a congratulatory message to mark the 65th birthday of the immediate past President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, listed his achievements in key sectors of Nigeria.
According to a statement issued on Sunday, 20 November 2022 by PDP National Publicity Secretary Debo Ologunagba, PDP and all patriotic Nigerians celebrate Dr. Goodluck Jonathan as an honest, forthright, humane, caring leader and Icon of Peace whose love for Nigerians and commitment to the unity, stability and development of the nation, in line with the manifesto of the Party remain indelible in the nation’s annals.
“Nigerians of diverse political persuasions extol President Jonathan’s peaceful personality which has been acknowledged all over the world and with which he created the conducive atmosphere, national stability and cohesion for unprecedented economic growth during his tenure as President.
“Also, in recognition of his peaceful persona he continues to be saddled with numerous foreign engagements to superintend over peace negotiations across the globe,” the party stated.
The PDP professed its pride for President Jonathan on his achievements in key sectors including unprecedented investments and transformation in Education, Healthcare, Agriculture, Real Estate, Aviation, Telecommunications, Manufacturing, Oil and Gas, Electricity, revamping of the Railways and stimulating Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) leading to massive job opportunities and bequeathment of a $550 billion economy (largest in Africa and 26th globally) at the end of his very successful tenure in 2015.
“Moreover, Nigerians recognize Dr. Jonathan’s efforts in deepening our democracy, including initiating reforms that opened up the political space, allowed more citizen participation in politics and governance, promoted Constitutionally guaranteed freedom of speech and strengthened the bond of unity, mutual respect and understanding among Nigerians.
“Nigerians will not forget President Jonathan’s display of love for the nation and the citizens when he sacrificed his personal ambition for the unity and stability of our dear fatherland after the 2015 general elections.
“On this special day, the PDP family celebrates President Jonathan and prays that God continues to increase him in wisdom and peaceful credentials to the benefit of our country in particular and humanity in general,” the PDP further stated.