Jonathan congratulates Buhari at 72

President Goodluck Jonathan has written to congratulate a former head of state, Muhammadu Buhari on the occasion of his 72nd birthday anniversary which comes up Wednesday, December 17.

In a congratulatory letter addressed to the All Progressives Congress [APC] candidate in next year’s presidential election, President Jonathan prayed God to grant him many more years of good health and personal fulfilment.

“As you mark your 72nd birthday anniversary, I write, on behalf of my family, the Government and people of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, to extend warm felicitations to you.

“I join your family, friends, and well-wishers to thank God for your life and to pray that He continues to guide, guard and prosper you even as He blesses you with many more years of abounding health and personal fulfilment,” President Jonathan wrote.

He wished the former head of state a very happy birthday.


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  • adekenny

    This is a good geture from the president! May GOD continue to guide,and guard you and your family and the entire federation! This is a kind of spirit we want our politicians to have in playing politics! May GOD bless Nigeria

  • Olu Ade

    mmmm…Same day Doyin Okupe called Buhari “a non issue”

    • Uzoma

      Where is the contradiction?

      • Olu Ade

        You got eyes but you can see…you got brains but you cannot reason…even a primay 3 pupil can point out that Jona’s birthday wish contradicts Okupe’s criticism…

        • Uzoma

          Okupe made a statement to the effect that Buhari the APC presidential candidate was a non-issue, i.e., not a source of worry to his principal going into the February 2015 elections, and Jonathan later congratulates the same Buhari on his birthday. Where did you say the contradiction was? You’re just the typical Nigerian: your mind is incapable of handling complexity. But does this even rise to the level of complexity?

  • abc

    We expect the same on 15 of February 2015. When you will come out and congratulate and wish him well on his successful winning of presidential election.

  • Mosaku 147

    Dear President Jonathan.
    Whoever advised you to do this (sure not Doyin or Abati) is your friend. But his advise came rather late.Please,with all due respect to your office,I humbly advise you to make sure madam doesn’t leave anything behind at your departure come 29th May 2015.
    Thank you for your letter ‘Oga Joe’?I will pay you a visit either in Otuoke on your birthday next year or your cell depending on how you decide to handle 14th feb,2015.
    Please be assured of my highest esteemed regards for the office you and your cohots have desecrated.

    Yours sincerely,
    President elect-Federal Republic of Nigeria.

  • Maria

    The same on whose behalf Alhaji Mujaheeden Bin Laden Asari Dokunbo would plant bombs to kill. God dey ooo!

    • Otile

      Maria, Hon Dokubo is the liberator of our people. On no account can you associate him with Mohammedans like Bin Laden, Imam Shakau or Alhaji Fashola. Without him and other gallant sons of the soil Mohammedans would be giving us 0% instead of the pitiful 13%. You know what I am talking about.

      • Olu Ade

        …and the 13% that the masses of Niger Delta don’t see or feel but only go to the pockets of politicians, Clark, Asari, Tompolo and other self serving militants. Ken Sarowiwa (RIP) never envisaged these Rogues will be this corrupt and selfish… Dia Ris God ooo

        • Otile

          Not really. Come and see for yourself. We got some roads tared, schools improved, more airports, less petroleum shortage, among other things. These achievements would be impossible under Hausa Fulani domination. We the people of Niger Delta know the difference.

          We don’t want a situation where Yoruba Fulani would impose an insensitive ruler on us who will pillage our wealth and leave us desolate. Our people were powerless when all our state governors were appointed from the North. People like Atom Kpera them, Jerry Boy, Saidu etc etc stole our people silly, built no infrastructure, destroyed education and healthcare. Some of them even stole the ground carpets in the mansions they were living in.

      • Maria

        You are wrong… he converted to Islam and declared Bin Laden as his mentor…so, who will you say he is not associated with jihad?

  • Truthometer

    When was the last time Dumbo congratulated Buhari on his birthday? Why is this year different? I don’t think that congratulation is necessary. Buhari surely don’t need it. Nothing will stop Buhari from opening corrupt Dumbo and his wrecking crew’s book of infamy. There is need clean our land from PDP marauders. So, thanks and no thanks on the congratulatory message.

    • tundemash

      Dumbo is trying to reduce his jail term next year.

  • tundemash

    Dumbo, i will advise you to use this window of opportunity to also discuss, with the in-coming President Buhari, which of the jails you would prefer to spend your time from next year.

    • Truthometer

      I learnt that Ita-oko federal prison will be very accommodating for people of his status.

  • Tufiakwa

    Another reminder that the indecisive, wicked, murderous, coupist, illiterate, whose economic policy as military head of state was trade by barter, is approaching 100 years. Makes me think of Zimbabwe’s Mugabe.

    • TD

      U sound dumb!

  • prevail

    Wow! What a good heart

  • TD

    That’s quite impressive!

  • Bidemi Lukman

    GEJ prayer for Buhari will definately come to reality…”personal fulfilment” which include sending GEJ back to Otueke come 2015