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PDP hails Jonathan at 59, berates APC for failure at governance

Encomiums and tributes have continued to pour on former President Goodluck Jonathan as he clocks 59 years on Sunday.

Among them were Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leaders and members, former political appointees and friends as well as well wishers.

Specifically, a statement by the spokesman of the Senator Ahmed Makarfi-led National Caretaker Committee of the PDP, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, while congratulating Jonathan, stated that President Muhammadu Buhari has done nothing better than him since he assumed office on May 29, 2015.

Adeyeye said the electoral reforms which guaranteed free, fair and credible elections put in place by Jonathan have been replaced by the All Progressives Congress (APC ) with inconclusive elections, electoral apathy, voter inducement, intimidation, harassment and unfair incarceration of judges and squeezing of opposition members at all levels by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

The PDP also stated that Jonathan’s legacies and achievements in academia, politics, governance and social life remained indelible, which the APC government has been unable to keep.

The PDP stated, “Your Excellency Sir, in less than two years of leaving office, Nigerians are yearning and crying for your return especially as your successor who won the 2015 presidential election on the altar of propaganda and lies against your administration has done no better since he took over from you on May 29, 2015.

“This reversal of your achievements is also visible in all sectors of our economy as the vibrant and largest economy you left behind in May 2015 is today in great recession and near depression.

“This is your 59th Birthday Anniversary, and so let us allow you celebrate rather than bothering you with the sick and comatose state of our economy.”