“On the occasion of my birthday today, I thank my God who has enabled me live up to age 59. To Him alone be the glory. “Let me also appreciate those world leaders and statesmen who have wished me well on this day as well as my beloved Nigerian people who have shown me a great outpouring of love.
“What am I without my people? I thank you all and as you remember my birthday with me, my prayers are that God will also reward you. GEJ.”See more photos from the party at his Abuja residence: