Dame Patience Jonathan made a rare public appearance as her husband, ex-President of Nigeria, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, celebrated his 65th birthday on Sunday, 20 November 2022.
In celebration of his day, Jonathan’s family organized a low-key party for him where his son-in-law, Prince Godswill Edward shared photos from the celebration.
He referred to the former Nigerian President as a “role model.”
Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, a former President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 2010-2015, was born in Otuoke, Bayelsa State on 20 November 1957.
He holds Bachelor, Master, and Doctorate degrees in Zoology, Hydrobiology, and Fisheries Biology respectively; all obtained from the University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria.
Before joining politics, Dr. Jonathan served as a Science Inspector of Education, a lecturer, and later as an Assistant Director of the Directorate of Environmental Protection and Pollution Control in the defunct Oil Mineral Producing Areas Development Commission (now Niger Delta Development Commission).
Ex-President Jonathan’s active political career began in 1998 when he was first elected Deputy Governor of Bayelsa State.
Dr. Goodluck Jonathan was elected Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in 2007, a position he held until January 2010 when he became Acting President following the death of President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua in May 2010, he was sworn in as President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
In 2011, he contested and was elected as Nigeria’s President.
He peacefully handed over to the present administration in May 2015.
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