Saturday, 6 June 2015
Former Pres. Goodluck Jonathan recommended for Nobel Peace Award
A public policy organisation on African affairs, the Africa Political and Economic Strategic Center (AFRIPOL) has recommended former President Goodluck Jonathan for the Noble Peace Prize award.
The organisation made the recommendation based on the 'peaceful way President Jonathan conceded to the current President -Buhari, hence stated that former Pres Jonathan deserves the attention of Nobel Peace Prize committee.
The group stated:
'He may have not promoted “fraternity between nations” but he surely promotes fraternal peace among Nigerians by conceding power.'
"concession speech by President Jonathan averted bloodshed, violence and imbroglio in the most populous country in Africa. This gesture by Jonathan buttressed to the whole world that Nigeria has joined the comity of civilized nations.
Nigeria can be said to have shown great leadership in Africa and made Africans in general and Nigerians in particular to comprehend that transfer of power does not need to be violent but rather peaceful as heralded by the outgoing president of Nigeria, Goodluck Ebele Azikiwe Jonathan."