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Obi hails Jonathan @66, says his sacrifice for democracy is being undermined


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Mr Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, has congratulated former president Goodluck Jonathan on the occasion of his 66th birthday.

The former governor of Anambra State in his congratulatory message expressed regrets that the legacy of free, fair and credible elections left behind by the Niger Delta born politician, is being eroded by political wolves.

Obi in a series of tweets on his official X handle, expressed gratitude to Jonathan for his huge sacrifice for democracy in Nigeria and Africa.

He said, “May I on behalf of my family heartily congratulate Your Excellency, Dr Goodluck Jonathan as you mark your 66th birthday anniversary today.

“I thank God for what he has used you to do for our country, Africa, and global democracies as President and former President who continues to be a good vehicle for free, fair, transparent, and violent free elections.

“Your recent mission for democracy in our West African Neighbour, Liberia where a transparent election was held leading to a run-off that produced an opposition as the winner, made many Nigerians nostalgic about your huge sacrifice for democracy in our 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 people’s will 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.”

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