Nigeria’s former president Goodluck Jonathan celebrates his 59th birthday.
There have been several posts made on social media about him from friends and well wishers.
The celebrant himself, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan shared this message, via his Facebook page:
“On the occasion of my birthday today, I thank my God who has enabled me live up to age 59. To Him alone be the glory. “Let me also appreciate those world leaders and statesmen who have wished me well on this day as well as my beloved Nigerian people who have shown me a great outpouring of love. “What am I without my people? I thank you all and as you remember my birthday with me, my prayers are that God will also reward you. GEJ.” Naij.com
Also celebrating with the former president are the likes of: Femi Fani-Kayode, Timi Dakolo, Deji Adeyanju, Jonathan’s cousin Robert Azibaola, among others.
There has been some poetry at the party as a poem written by Fani-Kayode for the former president has just been read by Jude Ndukwe, who is Fani-Kayode’s spokesperson. Also present at the party is Mr Godknows Igali, a former permanent secretary at the Ministry of Power.
As the party got into full swing the ex-president’s cousin Azibaola speaks on Jonathan’s character: “From the day he step into the villa to the day he left, this man is not a corrupt man. He never cared about acquisition of any wealth. “He is still one president that flies commercial aircraft, the same aircraft that me and you enter that’s what he uses. He doesn’t have any private jet anywhere,” Azibaola says
Dakolo Timi Dakolo also gives his own testimony. He said he came to the ex-president sometime ago and told him he wanted to study music and do well in it. “I came to daddy, I told him, I wanted to go to school to study music and do music well and he said that’s good and paid for my school fees,” Dakolo said.
Deji Adeyanju who 10 months ago was appointed the PDP director of new media was also present at the party. “Is Goodluck Jonathan still sponsoring Boko Haram? Together with Ihejirika is Goodluck still sponsoring Boko Haram? It is only time that will tell,” he said.
“You gave us, the young ones a voice, we appreciate you for everything you have done for this country. Nigeria may not be ripe enough today, but Nigerians will have sense by force now,” Adeyanju concluded.