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Jonathan bags another Peace Award, urges Buhari to recognise contributions of Nigerians

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Goodluck-JonathanPresident Goodluck Jonathan was on Tuesday honoured with another award of “Peace Loving Global Citizen” for his decision to accept the result of the 2015 Presidential poll.

The award was presented to the President by the Universal Peace Federation(UPF) at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Speaking at the event, President Jonathan urged the incoming administration to accept the contributions of all Nigerians to the progress and development of the country.

“We have a country, the country will be more united. I believe and only pray that the incoming government should appreciate the contributions of everybody and see how we will run Nigeria as a country that belongs to everybody and all citizens irrespective political persuasion.’’

While commending the group for the honour, Jonathan said Vice-President Namadi Sambo also deserved the honour, saying that his singular act of accepting defeat in the election also affected him.

“My singular act has made you now to come and honour us, not just me, I ran the election with the Vice President and if we have won, two of us would have been here but by that act, two of us are packing out on Friday, he equally deserves the encomium that you have given me.

“My party, the PDP also deserves the encomium award.’’

The President stated that he took the decision to accept the result of the election because there must be a nation first before any ambition.

“I use to say that even if I will be President for the next 25 years, I will not be a happy person if so many people die because of me.

“One thing is to hold office, another thing is to be able to satisfy your conscience,’’

According to him, when he leaves office, the remaining part of his life will be dedicated to issues that would bring unity and peace to the country.

Speaking earlier, leader of the group, Chief Mike Ozekhome, said that Jonathan had attracted global recognition considering his decision to accept the defeat in the just concluded election.

According to him, Nigeria is now respected in the comity of nations not only because of Jonathan’s achievements but because of his decision to accept the result of the election.

Ozekhome stated that by Jonathan’s singular act, he had snatched victory from defeat.



4 Comments
  • agbobu

    GOODLUCK JONATHAN THAT IS VERY RICH COMING FROM YOU, THE WORST FAILED LEADER OF NIGERIA. GOODLUCK JONATHAN YOU SHOULD BE THE VERY LAST PERSON TO ADVICE ON GOOD GOVERNMENT AND POSITIVE LEADERSHIP. GOODLUCK JONATHAN YOU AND YOUR ADMINISTRATION RUINED AND DESTROYED NIGERIA AND YOU ARE HANDING A VERY TERRIBLE MESS AND A VERY DEVASTATED ECONOMY TO THE INCOMING BUHARI AND HIS INCOMING ADMINISTRATION. GOODLUCK JONATHAN I DO NOT KNOW IF YOU HAVE ANY CONSCIENCE AT ALL AND I DO NOT KNOW HOW YOU SLEEP VERY WELL AT NIGHT. WITH THE ALMIGHTY GOD ON THE SIDE OF NIGERIA, NIGERIANS AND BUHARI, THE INCOMING ADMINISTRATION OF BUHARI WILL REDEEM US AND WE THE PEOPLE WILL HAVE A LOT OF PATIENCE WITH BUHARI AS HIS TASK IS A VERY MONUMENTAL ONE AND ALL THANKS TO YOUR CLUELESS, VISION LESS AND EXTREMELY VERY CORRUPT AND VERY ROTTEN ADMINISTRATION..GOODLUCK JONATHAN HISTORY AND POSTERITY WILL EXPOSE YOU FOR WHAT YOU ARE AN ABYSMAL AND PAROCHAIL HUGE FAILURE.

    • omorojohn

      YOU RE AN IDOLT: TIME SHALL TELL THE TRUTH: NIGERIA BELONGS TO WE ALL; HUNGRY MONSTER:

    • mandi

      May God forgive you for those words of yours. I am sure you don’t even have a family to lead, talkless of a community, LGA, state or the nation. We await the Messiah and his change.

  • New Nigerian

    Nigeria is now respected because we respected ourselves, sacrificed individually and collectively to organize a free , fair election and credible election where we the people stood up to Jonathan and PDP and massively voted for Buhari and the change platform – Jonathan calling Buhari to congratulate him was a by product of this…and Orubebe may have forced Jonathan’s hand..,at any rate that singular action won Jonathan some points as a gentlemen without taking anything awaw from the repudiation of his administration at the polls or holding it accountable for it’s actions for Indeed that is the gentlemanly thing to do – and as such through the election we have given a strong mandate for restitution, recovery and rebuild of Nigeria. This mandate is what is giving respect of Nigeria and Nigerians a new lease of life in the eyes of the world