- Jonathan has arrived in Republic of Niger
- The former president is there for a summit on the development and security challenges facing Africa
- Jonathan says he looks forward to fruitful deliberations
Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's former president, has arrived in Niamey, Republic of Niger, for African Continental Peace Summit.
The former president disclosed this on his Facebook Page on Wednesday, November 27.
According to him, there will be deliberations on the development and security challenges facing Africa.
"Arriving in Niamey, Republic of Niger, for African Continental Peace Summit. I look forward to fruitful deliberations and constructive outcomes that will bring about solutions to Africa's development and security challenges," he said.
Legit.ng had previously reported that in his pan-African peace activities, Jonathan recently led an African Union (AU) delegation to observe Mozambique's October 15 general elections.
The former Nigerian leader had been busy in the past few months monitoring elections across the continent and beyond.
Jonathan's new status as an African statesman was not far-fetched given his decision to handover to the opposition candidate, Muhammadu Buhari in 2015.
According to him, his personal loss in the 2019 presidential election was a win for Nigeria, due to the improved electoral system he ensured came to fruition during his time in power.
Meanwhile, the presidency had described as “false and irresponsible’’ reports that Jonathan was blackmailed to support the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the just-concluded Bayelsa state governorship elections.
Speaking to journalists in Abuja on Tuesday, November 25, presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, expressed shock that such a story could be considered believable.
“Our media really must learn to verify whatever they publish. And people who make wild allegations during interviews should be made to produce the facts backing their claims by editors."
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