Dr. Goodluck Jonathan the Hero of modern day Africa Democracy lives
here! Still the man of simple life style and taste and a good jolly
fellow. Living a life of a simple life style that endears him in the
heart of many and setting a lasting legacy for others to follow.
He lives here just a few kilometers away from Yenegua the Capital city of Bayesa State, comes the private residence of the formal President, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan in his hometown Otuoke.
The Woodrow Wilson International Centre for Scholars in the United
States (U.S.) has hailed former President Goodluck Jonathan as the
leader that provided the best moments for democracy in Africa in 2015.
“The Year in Review” report for 2015, the Centre highlighted Nigeria’s 2015 elections and praised Jonathan’s classy role in ensuring a smooth transfer of power in Nigeria, which “became a big confidence boost for Africa’s mass movements for democracy.”
The assessment was contained in two perspectives on elections and implications for Africa and U.S. -Africa relations presented by a democracy activist, who is current Executive Director of the African Immigrants Caucus (AIC), Mr. Nii Akuetteh and Senior Researcher with the Think Tank Initiative for Public Policy Analysis (IPPA), Mr. Olusegun Sotola.
Akuetteh, who praised Jonathan for the position he took against violence and commended him for saving the day by conceding to his challenger, President Muhammadu Buhari and pledging a smooth handover of power, stated: “Unquestionably, Nigeria’s recent embrace of democracy and Jonathan’s classy role define Africa’s most important—and uplifting—story of 2015. Africa and the world should give thanks.”