Tributes have continued to pour in for ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, as he clocked 59 today.
The Senator Ahmed Makarfi-led National Caretaker Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has congratulated the former President, saying President Muhammadu Buhari has done nothing better since he assumed office on May 29, 2015.
The Spokesman of the PDP Caretaker Committee, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, in a congratulatory message to Jonathan, said the electoral reforms for free, fair and credible elections for which the All Progressives Congress (APC ) rode to power has been eroded by the present administration.
The PDP said the APC has replaced the electoral reforms done by Jonathan’s administration 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, which said at 59, Jonathan’s legacies and achievements in academia, politics, governance and social life remained indelible and worthy of emulation by well-meaning Nigerians, added that the APC-led government has failed Nigerians. The message read: “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.”