Despite Bayelsa debacle, PDP celebrates Jonathan on 62nd birthday

Goodluck Jonathan

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has celebrated former President Goodluck Jonathan on his 62nd birthday.

The party in a tweet on Wednesday prayed for ‘guidance’ as Mr Jonathan continues to “contribute to the stability of democracy” in the country and beyond.


“@GEJonathan At 62: Your Excellency Sir, we thank God for the gift of life, divine wisdom and direction on this special day of your 62nd birthday. We pray for God’s guidance as you continue to contribute to the stability of Democracy in Nigeria and beyond. Congratulations! 🎉🎈🍾” the tweet read.

PDP lost Bayelsa governorship election held on November 16 to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

David Lyon of the APC won the election after polling 352,552 votes to defeat his closest rival, Duoye Diri of PDP, who scored 143,172 votes.

It is believed that the rift between outgoing Governor Seriake Dickson and Jonathan might have contributed to the loss of the oil-rich state to the ruling party.


Mr Dickson, however, continues to deny allegations of a rift between him and the nation’s former first citizen.

“Jonathan remains my oga and I respect him, but there are lots of efforts by certain interest to create a rift between us, there is no politician that has been there for the former president than me,” Dickson said on Tuesday.