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Former President Goodluck Jonathan’s 66th birthday has been celebrated by the Peoples Democratic Party’s presidential contender, Atiku Abubakar, and his Labour Party rival, Peter Obi.

Abubakar praised Jonathan in a Monday morning post on his X account, saying him a well-known personality who personifies the ideas of democracy, peace, and freedom.

“Not just in the sub-region but throughout the entire African continent, your unwavering dedication to these ideals continues to inspire and guide practitioners of democracy.”

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“As we celebrate this remarkable milestone, I extend heartfelt wishes for your continued robust health and profound wisdom. May your journey ahead be as impactful and enriching as the legacy you’ve built,” he said.

Obi, in his congratulatory message on Monday, thanked “God for what he has used you to do for our country, Africa, and global democracies as President and former President.”

He applauded Jonathan’s noteworthy visit to Liberia for their election, which resulted in a run-off vote. He claimed that the election reminded many Nigerians of Jonathan’s fight for democracy in the country in 2015.

“God will continue to bless you for that rare patriotism that elevated our beloved country in global democracies worldwide, notwithstanding spirited efforts to undermine it. That singular act of yours, accompanied by the landmark quote “My political ambition is not worth the blood of any Nigerian” says it all about your commitment to democracy where the will of the people prevails

“As you celebrate this unique day in your life, it’s my prayer that God Almighty will bless and keep you in good health of mind and body for many more positive things for our country and humanity,” he wrote.

Goodluck Jonathan, the president of Nigeria from 2010 to 2015, was born in Bayelsa State in 1957.

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