Nigeria’s former president, Dr Goodluck Jonathan seem to be getting more recognition for his performance in office since he left the corridors of power.
Jonathan, 58, was named the ‘Person of the Year’ by The African Sun Times,Africa’s number one and largest newspaper in the United States of America (USA).
The former president conceded defeat to incumbent president, Muhammadu Buhari, via a phone call even before the results of the presidential elections were announced
That singular seem act seem to have elevated the status of the Otuoke-born to a global citizen and as a reference for African leaders, who are known for holding on to power for too long.
In November 2015, Jonathan rounded off a two-week visit to the USA with a meeting with students of the Howard University School of Political Science where he was the special guest at the university event with the theme: “Elections And Constitutions In Africa: A Timely Issue”.
In December 2015, one of Nigeria’s online newspapers, The Trent named Jonathan the Person of the Year 2015.
Meanwhile, Jonathan has been invited to present the keynote address at the 2016 Hope Global Forums conference, billed to hold this month in Atlanta, USA.