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Jonathan attends Kukah’s 70th birthday party, praises cleric

- August 31, 2022

Former President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday joined well-wishers to celebrate the Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Most Rev. Bishop Matthew Kukah, at the latter’s 70th birthday ceremony in Abuja.

The event was attended by key political actors for the 2023 elections, including the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu; his running mate, Kashim Shettima; the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, and many others.

Sharing photos of himself at the event, Jonathan on his Facebook page praised Kukah for “working fervently to see the nation reclaim its soul.”

Jonathan said, “Bishop Kukah comes from a long tradition of productively engaging the Nigerian state, always deploying the experience of his considerable exposure, international reach, academic prowess and sense of justice to conscientise the society.

“When God blesses you with great intellection and erudition, as He has done in the case of Bishop Kukah, the Almighty also gives you the special assignment of serving as a key factor in the effort to guide your country to greatness.

“It is, therefore, not surprising that beyond serving in God’s Vineyard to win souls and make disciples, Bishop Kukah has been working fervently to see the nation reclaim its soul, reform its politics and make it work better for the generality of our population.

“I wish Bishop Kukah a happy 70th birthday and pray for God to grant him longer life in good health and the strength to carry on with his crusade for a just and functional human society.”

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