The governor, in a congratulatory message signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Charles Aniagwu, on Monday in Asaba Governor Okowa described Jonathan, the 14th President of Nigeria, as a hero of democracy whose administration championed democratic ideals in Nigeria.
He lauded the exemplary contributions of Dr Jonathan to the institutionalization of democracy and improvement of elections in Nigeria through his personal sacrifice and leadership by example.
He added that “The Goodluck Jonathan administration will also be remembered in history as the government that epitomized the rule of law and freedom of expression as there were no records of human rights abuses when he led the country”.
“It is with profound joy that I write on behalf of my family, the government and people of Delta State, to express very warm felicitations to you on your 61st birthday”.
“It is gratifying to note that our administration can continue to count on the solidarity and support of accomplished, highly respected, statesmen and committed patriots like you as we vigorously pursue our SMART Agenda for Deltans”.
“As you deservedly mark this anniversary, it is my prayer that Almighty God will continue to grant you good health, even as He guides, guards and prospers you in the many more years of fulfilling service ahead of you,” the Governor wrote.