Former President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, has congratulated Second Republic Vice President, Dr. Alex Ekwueme, who clocks 84 today.
In a letter of felicitation to Ekwueme, Jonathan described the former vice president as a foremost architect whose professional footprints are etched on many monuments across the nation.
Jonathan further commended Ekwueme for what he described as his focused and broad-based disposition to governance in the Second Republic.
In a statement issued by Ikechukwu Eze, Jonathan’s media aide, the former president said further: “Your Excellency, I wish to join your family and other well wishers to congratulate you on your 84th birthday. Long life in good health is an abiding grace from God, and I am pleased that His kindness is upon you.
“You deserve such favours because you are a national icon who have contributed so much to Nigerian’s development and the growth of democracy in our dear country. As a Vice President, your peaceful, focused and broad-based disposition to governance stood you out in the Second Republic.
“It is gratifying to note that as a statesman, you played a crucial role in the successful return of our dear nation to democracy, after long years of military rule.
“You also made key contributions to the effort towards forging the pillars for Nigeria’s geo-political stability.
“As a foremost and distinguished architect you achieved international acclaim, but we are glad that your professional footprints are etched on many monuments across the nation.”