Accolades as former president Goodluck Jonathan shares photo of international award he just received

Accolades as former president Goodluck Jonathan shares photo of international award he just received

- Nigeria’s former president, Goodluck Jonathan, has received several commendations since he left office in 2015

- Jonathan's peace efforts globally have been recognised by the African Leadership Magazine

- The award conferred on the former president has generated huge reactions on social media

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Six years after leaving office, Nigeria’s former president, Goodluck Jonathan, has continued to enjoy global honours

Jonathan has received the African Peace and Security Leader of the Year 2020 award.

The award was organised by the African Leadership Magazine. He was honoured on Friday, February 26, at the 9th edition of the award ceremony.

Accolades as former president Goodluck Jonathan shares photo of international award he just received
Goodluck Jonathan has been involved in peace efforts in Mali and other African countries. Photo: @GEJonathan
Source: Twitter

The former president displayed his award on his Twitter handle and thanked the organisers for conferring him with the award.

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Jonathan said:

“Today, at the 9th edition of the African Leadership Person of the Year Awards, I was honoured as the African Peace and Security Leader of the Year 2020.
“I thank African Leadership Magazine for recognising my modest contributions to peace in Africa.”

Some Nigerians on Twitter have congratulated the former president for the honour he received. They also used the opportunity to extol some of his virtues.

Read some reactions below:

@GodsgiftUduji Said:

Sir, You are indeed a great man of peace Your name should also be enclaved with the word peace advocate. Till I die you are still my president sir

@Nelly17253271 said:

''Congratulations sir, I admire you so much, and I love you, please sir, I want to beg in the name of God Almighty, those coming close and making peace with you in order to draw you to their party, don't heed to their call, you have the honor, please protect it.''

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Peace Chukwudi Eze @PeaceCEzeh said:

''It is a well-deserved honour. I pray for more wisdom and longevity for you to keep contributing to humanity.''

Castroemeka @TrustGod27 said

''God bless you sir ...Nigeria missed you alot..... How I wish my vote alone can be counted ..you would have still be our President sir....God will help us in our present state.''

Meanwhile, the rumour that a Goodluck Jonathan is planning to defect to the All Progressives Congress (APC) to pursue a presidential ambition has been dismissed.

Jonathan has affirmed his loyalty to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), describing the party as an organization that carries people along.

Leadership reported that the former president made the statement at a thanksgiving service held to mark the one-year administration of Governor Douye Diri in Bayelsa state.

Kess Ewubare is a senior political/current affairs correspondent at Legit.ng. He has both a BSc and a Master’s degree in mass communication. He has over 10 years of experience in working in several fields of mass communication including radio, TV, newspaper, and online. For Kess, journalism is more than a career, it is a beautiful way of life.

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