Nigeria owes Obasanjo debt of gratitude – Jonathan

President Jonathan felicitates with former President Obasanjo on his 76th birthday.

By Talatu Usman

President Goodluck Jonathan said on Tuesday that Nigeria owes former President Olusegun Obasanjo a debt of gratitude.

The president said Mr. Obasanjo gave himself to the cause of the peace, stability, growth and development of Nigeria.

Mr. Jonathan said this as part of a birthday message to the former President who turns 76 on Tuesday.

Speaking in a press statement signed by presidential spokesman, Reuben Abati, the President said “On behalf of my family, the Government and people of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, and on my own behalf, I write to express warm felicitations to you on the occasion of your 76th birthday anniversary which comes up on Tuesday, March 5th, 2013.

“Over the years, you have always readily given of yourself to the cause of the peace, stability, growth, and development of our country, Nigeria. For this, we owe you an enduring debt of gratitude.

“As you celebrate with family, friends and well-wishers I pray that Almighty God continues to guide, guard, and prosper you, even as He blesses you with many more years of robust health and abiding fulfillment”.

While Mr. Jonathan, Northern Governors and others praise Mr. Obasanjo for his roles in Nigeria, the Congress for Progressive Change has called for the trial of the retired General over the invasion by Nigerian soldiers of Odi, Bayelsa State, while Mr. Obasanjo was president.


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  • papi dee

    Dumb asses.Celebrating mediocrity

    • Ekassa79

      papi dee

      At least dem better pass you.

      Wetin you fit talk say you don do for Nigeria?

      Anyway sha, it is not too late.

      We challenge you to get up and do something for Naija

      • igbiki

        papi dee pls dont mind the dumbkopf
        who goes about posting trash,
        defending the indefensible.

        Me thinks its the gorilla himself
        who while trying then to cover up his sleaze
        claims he makes $500k daily in his farm
        growing gold.

        But we now know better with Mr Uba’s
        US presidential briefcase issues,
        sending stooges to collect his
        Siemens/Harliburton egunje share.

        “More currupt than Abacha
        but very crafty and knows how to
        use others to cover his tracks”.
        Insider Nuhu Ribadu.

        Nigeria will never see any development

        with Mr OBJ stomping around.

        Just look at the seed he planted

        in Aso Rock, Mr Jonathan.

        OBJ needs the Jerry Rawlings

        treatment and real fast too.

  • Enemona

    **s-licking or hypocrisy?

    • Philemon A

      The guy is just playing a rat’s game. Blow a little, bite a little until serious injury is inflicted. GEJ is learning the game very fast

      • Enemona

        I’d rather he learnt how to sincerely heal and develop an ailing ‘democracy’. Fortunately the Mo Ibrahim award and a priceless and everlasting good-name awaits him. His choice is clear though: A pot of porridge, if you know what I mean.

  • igbiki

    Debt Of Gratitude for destroying it???

    • Ekassa79

      @igbiki
      Na you biko…!
      Plenty talk talk and no action
      You wey neva do anything for Nigeria dey talk too?
      Make you get up and do something…
      Until then, make you just chill like ice-water

      • igbiki

        I never do nothing for 9ja
        but de small one wey i don do
        pass your gorilla oga im own,
        pernicious arduous vermin.

        Make u go siddon for fire,
        despicable lickspittle Agbero.

    • paul

      That is insult jonathan