The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has revealed what Nigerians will never forget about former President Goodluck Jonathan.
According to the Party, the campaign message of the former President in December 2014 in which he said “I am the most abused President in the world but when I leave office, you will all remember the freedom you enjoyed under my Government”, remains one thing Nigerians and members of the International community would forever remember Jonathan for.
The PDP said this in a statement issued on Sunday by its National Publicity Secretary, Dayo Adeyeye, to mark the former President’s 60th birthday.
The Party said it “heartily congratulates the former President Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, who was a former Deputy Governor, former Governor, former Vice President and the immediate former President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, all on the platform of our great party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
“Your Excellency Sir, you are sixty years today and we are proud that you have made wonderful contributions to the stability of our democracy and the overall development of our country, Nigeria during the prime of your age.
“As you celebrate your birthday today, one thing Nigerians and members of the International community will never forget apart from your numerous and indelible achievements in office is your Campaign message in December 2014… ‘I am the most abused President in the world but when I leave office, you will all remember the freedom you enjoyed under my Government’.
“Your Excellency, Nigerians will remember that under your administration our economy became the largest and number one in Africa. Nigeria witnessed unprecedented infrastructural development in all areas of the economy. Inflation was at single digits and we had a stable foreign exchange regime.
“You consolidated Nigerian democracy by ensuring free and fair elections culminating in the historic presidential election of March 2015 in which you graciously conceded defeat and congratulated your opponent even when there were substantial grounds to dispute the outcome.
“Most importantly the rule of law and the human rights of Nigerians was greatly respected. For these and many more you have written your name in gold in the hearts of all Nigerians and you will be remembered as one of the greatest leaders of Africa.
“ We miss you and Nigerians will be forever grateful for the period you were in the saddle as the President of Nigeria. We love you and share in every moment of your joy and pains. May the Almighty God continue to protect and guide you in every areas of your life.”