Makarfi committed to democracy – Jonathan
Former President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday described the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Caretaker Committee, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, as someone that is deeply committed to the strengthening of Nigeria’s democracy.
Jonathan, who stated this in a message to Makarfi on his 61st birthday, thanked God for sustaining the party chairman and positioning him to play key roles in the affairs of the nation.
In the statement signed by his media aide, Mr. Ikechukwu Eze, the former President said Makarfi had made significant contributions to Nigeria’s development.
The statement said: “On behalf of my family, I wish to most sincerely congratulate you on your 61st birthday.
“We thank God for His grace in not only sustaining you, but also positioning you to play key roles in the affairs of our nation.
“Your contributions towards the realization of the developmental goals of our dear country are quite significant. Whether as a governor, legislator or party leader, you have acquitted yourself well as a patriot who has made indelible marks with manifest dedication to national development.
“You are a bridge builder who has displayed uncommon wisdom and deep commitment to the strengthening of our democracy and national growth.
“I join your family and numerous admirers to wish you more productive years in your determination to see Nigeria evolve into a nation of our collective dreams.”