For conceding defeat to President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2015 presidential election, former President Goodluck Jonathan now commands international respect and will be honoured by the Diplomatic Circle in Geneva, Switzerland on Thursday, January 21, 2016.
Jonathan has been selected for honour for his democratic credentials and upholding human rights in Africa and will be recognized at the group’s annual dinner in Geneva to become the first African leader to be so honoured by the revered group of diplomats.
Jonathan will also deliver a keynote address at the gala night.
A public policy organisation on African affairs, the Africa Political and Economic Strategic Center, had earlier in the year recommended the ex-president for the Nobel Peace Prize. According to the group, the peaceful way Jonathan conceded defeat to President Muhammadu Buhari in the general election deserves the attention of the Nobel Peace Prize committee.
“He may have not promoted fraternity between nations but he surely promotes fraternal peace among Nigerians by conceding power,” the group noted.