BUHARI, PANDEF Congratulate Queen Elizabeth II on the Platinum Jubilee



Deji Elumoye in Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari and the Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) congratulated Queen Elizabeth II of Britain on her 70th birthday to the throne.

Bukhari, in a statement to his spokesperson, Malam Garba Shehu, yesterday extended his warmest wishes and congratulations, and congratulations from Nigeria, to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, on the occasion of her platinum jubilee.
The President rejoiced with Her Majesty the Queen in celebrating the 70th anniversary of her accession to the throne and the presidency of the Commonwealth of Nations, of which Nigeria is a member.

Buhari noted that Queen Elizabeth II was the first British queen to serve seven decades on the throne.
In a message marking the special occasion, the president noted that Queen Elizabeth has accomplished a number of accomplishments, including the fact that she is the youngest on the throne, approaching her role with confidence and grace, and now, the most ancient. .

The President expressed his admiration for the Queen as a loyal, patriotic and compassionate leader who works for the people, not as a ruler but as a friend and citizen.

“People have never lost faith in Queen Elizabeth. Her strong belief is that she always has the power to reproduce, especially in bad times. It is an affirmation of the fact that Queen Elizabeth has always worked and lived up to society’s expectations.”

“On her only journey to the throne, and recently losing her husband and main supporter, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, I wish him and all of our citizens many more years as Queen of England and Head of the Commonwealth, in very good health. good. . .”

For its part, PANDEF, the highest social and cultural organization of society in the Niger Delta region, extends its most sincere congratulations to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, on the occasion of her platinum jubilee on the throne.

PANDEF, according to a statement from the Secretary of National Propaganda, Hon Ken Robinson, is delighted to learn of Her Majesty’s historic celebration, becoming the first Queen of England to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee after 70 years of outstanding service.

It embodies the lofty majesty, grace, friendliness, goodwill and extraordinary leadership of the Queen. During her seven decades of reign, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth 11, who is also Head of State of the United Kingdom and fourteen other Commonwealth countries, has brought joy, happiness and hope to nations and peoples around the world.

“National Leader, President Dr. Edwin Kiagbodo Clark, OFR, CON, National President, Senator Emmanuel Ibok Essien, FNSE, Board of Trustees (BoT), Executive Committee and all members of the Niger Delta Forum, we offer our services, We “Congratulations to Your Excellency on the occasion of her platinum celebration, with Our best wishes for her 96th birthday. We wish Her Majesty the Queen good health and many more years to reign.”

PANDEF also takes the opportunity to call on Her Majesty The Queen, the British Government and the entire international community to show greater interest in Nigeria’s transition program to enhance the credibility of the country’s electoral process and deepen democracy.

Britain kicked off four days of celebrations yesterday to mark Queen Elizabeth II’s platinum celebration.
According to Euronews, millions of people across the UK are expected to attend to celebrate this historic milestone.
The king sent a thank you letter to the nation and said he was inspired by the goodwill shown.

Commenting on the weekend’s highlights, royal commentator Richard Fitzwilliams said: “The Queen’s letter speaks of confidence and enthusiasm for the future and indeed, looking back, as a beacon of stability and continuity in the last 70 years, it will be an opportunity for the nation to show some sense of belonging. thank them. Also, of course, this will be a break from the rigors of the past two years, as well as the pandemic.”

“We have a military parade today. The 1st Battalion of Irish Guards will be at the parade of colors which is the official traditional parade for the Queen’s birthday, and indeed the guards and horsemen are marching, literally now.

The Queen first took part in Trooping the Colors in 1947 and would actually perform her homage from the balcony of Buckingham Palace after the show due to mobility issues. But still, it will be a very impressive martial arts show as usual.”

The 96-year-old queen is the first British monarch to achieve the platinum jubilee – 70 years on the throne.
Queen Elizabeth is celebrated with what is described as a once-in-a-lifetime celebration.
The royal family and the public take part in celebrations ranging from the traditional Trooping the Color birthday parade to a star-studded concert celebrating the Queen’s 96th birthday.

Queen Elizabeth ascended the throne following the death of her father, King George VI, on February 6, 1952. Her coronation took place on June 2, 1953, the first televised ceremony. 27 million people in Britain alone watched the nearly three-hour service at Westminster Abbey on television, according to the royal family.

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