By Joy Okosieme
Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has saluted former President of Nigeria, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, on his 63rd birthday.
In his congratulatory message contained in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Daniel Alabrah, Governor Diri described the former president as a Nigerian, African and global icon with exceptional democratic credentials that endeared him to many across the world.
“Dr. Jonathan is a statesman and patriot of repute whose legacies in office consistently speak of his unrivalled candour.
“As a former governor of this state, he remains our pride. As a Peoples Democratic Party leader, who left indelible imprints in our clime, he is a hero.
“On behalf of the government and people of our dear state, I warmly felicitate and extend hearty congratulations to an outstanding symbol of democracy on his 63rd birthday.
“It is our prayer that the Lord will continually bless our great Nigerian leader with sound health, greater grace and long life.”