Former President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan has another award of excellence to his series of International accolade he has been receiving ever since leaving office mid last year.
He was announced as the winner of the coveted African Leadership magazine Person of the year 2015 after having let go of power after having let go of power to the then opposition party candidate, who is the present leader of the country.
He beat former Secretary General of the United Nations, Koffi Anan; National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Ahmed Tinubu; founder of Econet Wireless; Strive Masiyiwa; Chairman of Heirs Holding, Tony Elumulelu; Executive Director of UN Women, Mlambo-Ngcuka, President of African Development Bank, AfDB, Akinwunmi Adesina.
The information was conveyed to the former President in a letter signed by the former Liberian Pro tem Senate president and chair, 2015 African Leadership Person of the Year Selection Committee, Cletus Wortoson, He said the selection committee and the African Leadership Advisory Board placed a very high premium on Jonathan’s commitment towards deepening democracy on the continent.
According to the letter, “There is no one best suited at the moment than Your Excellency, to advise the continent’s leaders on the merits of good governance and enduring democracy”.
On behalf of the CP Africa team, I wish the former President more successes as I celebrate him on this one.