Ex-Nigeria President, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, will be receiving an award from the Diplomatic Circles in Geneva, Switzerland. Jonathan will become the first leader in Africa to be honoured with such an award. He will also be a guest speaker at the annual dinner of the event on January 21, 2016.
The Diplomatic Circle is consist of diplomats from around the world and they will be honouring the former Nigeria’s top man for his democratic credentials and contribution in upholding human rights in Africa. This is a result of Jonathan conceding defeat to President Muhammadu Buhari after the March 28 presidential election, through which he earned a worldwide accolade. Many individuals had predicted that Nigeria will disintegrate because of massive waves of electoral violence but the former president prevented all that by gracefully handing over the realms of power to the presidential poll winner, President Buhari.
Recently, Jonathan was called upon to intervene in Zanzibar’s political stalemate and also chosen to head a Commonwealth observer mission for the Tanzania elections.
Ibrahim Babangida, former Head of State, has described the past administration of Goodluck Jonathan as lacking experience, not competence.