Former Minister of aviation,

Fani-Kayode said this in celebration of the former President’s 59th birthday on Sunday, November 20, 2016.

FFK, who was the spokesman of the Goodluck Jonathan presidential campaign, said GEJ proved to the world that African leaders can be kind, competent, humane and selfless.

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) also congratulated the former President, describing him as an icon of democracy.

According to Vanguard, the PDP, through its spokesman, Dayo Adeyeye, said the “legacies and achievements in academia, politics, governance and social life remains indelible and worthy of emulation by well-meaning people.

“You are a shining light during and after office as one of the heads of state in Nigeria and Africa in general who willingly conceded power to the opposition in the interest of peace and democracy.”

Speaking further FFK, in a statement, said “Happy 59th birthday to President Goodluck Jonathan, a man of honor and peace and one that has brought so much joy and hope to millions.

“You have proved to the world that African leaders can be competent, kind, gentle, humane and selfless.

“You have everything to be proud of and much still lies ahead for you in the affairs of our nation.

“You are the light amidst the darkness: a man that was prepared to let go of power whilst others craved for it, abuse it and are obsessed with it.

“Had it not been for that single and historic decision that you made to concede the election last year and congratulate your opponent, Nigeria would have been plunged into a cauldron of fire and the most bloody civil war that the world has ever known.”

You will recall that the Federal Government recently accused former President Goodluck Jonathan of awarding fake contracts during his tenure.