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‘Birthday Of Jesus Christ Is Symbolic Of Love’- Ex President Jonathan Goodluck



Ex President Dr Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has admonished Nigerians and others around the world to embrace peace and show love to one another, as a reflection of what Christmas symbolises for all of humanity.

Dr Jonathan stated this in a goodwill message to Christians in which he also noted that Christmas presents to the world, rays of hope and optimism, in the midst of difficulties occasioned by the Covid-19 pandemic and other challenges.

In the message titled ‘Compliments of the Season Dear Friends, Patriots and Christians Around the World’, the former President emphasised that the birthday of Jesus Christ “is symbolic of love, victory, sacrifice and the sufficiency of joy and peace to the world.”

He stated further: “I am delighted to join you all to celebrate this year’s Christmas. The year has been defined by remarkable events across the world with COVID-19 and its many variants disrupting our systems, economies and social lives.

“In the midst of global challenges which we, as a nation, have also had a fair share, Christmas presents to us rays of hope, joy and peace. The birthday of Jesus Christ is symbolic of love, victory, sacrifice and the sufficiency of joy and peace to the world.

Goodluck Ebele Azikiwe Jonathan GCFR, GCON was born on 20 November 1957. He is a Nigerian politician who served as the President of Nigeria from 2010 to 2015. He lost the 2015 presidential election to former military head of state General Muhammadu Buhari, and was the first incumbent President in Nigerian history to concede defeat in an election.

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