Jigawa State Governor, Muhammad Badaru Abubakar has congratulated former President, Dr Goodluck Jonathan, as he clocks 63 years on Friday.

The Governor who visited the former president in his residence in Abuja, along with the acting national chairman of the All Progressive Congress, who is also the Governor of Yobe state, Alhaji Mai Mala Buni, described him as a true statesman.

READ ALSO: Bauchi Gov. Salutes Jonathan At 63

According to the governor, Jonathan’s exemplary contributions aided the institutionalization of democracy and improvement of elections in Nigeria and Africa through his personal sacrifice and leadership by example.