Nigeria’s former president, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan has emerged African Leadership magazine Person of the year 2015.
Jonathan beat many other high-profile nominees drawn from across the African continent to emerge the African Leadership Magazine Person of the Year, 2015.
The news was communicated 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.
The nominees include 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.
Wortoson 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.
The letter reads in part, “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”.
Congratulations to Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan