Goodluck Jonathan Ex-president thanks Nigerians for ‘transparent and credible’ 2015 elections

Jonathan also expressed joy that Nigeria had shamed all the prophets of doom who said the country wouldn’t survive the polls.

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Former president, Goodluck Jonathan has thanked Nigerians for contributing to the success of the country’s 2015 general elections.

Jonathan also expressed joy that Nigeria had shamed all the prophets of doom who said the country wouldn’t survive the polls.

The former president made the comments on Monday, January 4, 2016, via Facebook in reaction to The African Sun Times naming him the International Person of the Year 2015.

“I thank The African Sun Times for naming me as its International Person of the year, 2015. I am indeed humbled by this honour,” Jonathan said.

“When I think about it, I understand why this medium may have thought me worthy of such an honour. However, I believe that my people, the Nigerian people, are more deserving of this honour.

“We, the Nigerian people put to shame naysayers and prophets of doom and in 2015, we held a most transparent, violence free and credible elections that transferred power from one political party to another and from an incumbent to the opposition, without rancour, bitterness or strife.

“In the process, we proved that nobody’s political ambition is worth the blood of any Nigerian or any national of any country for that matter.

“That to me, is a most worthy testimonial of the character of the Nigerian nation and the resilience of our people which is why I dedicate this honour to them. May God continue to bless Nigeria and Nigerians,” he added.

The African Sun Times had earlier revealed that Jonathan was chosen due to his role in ensuring a peaceful transition of government in Nigeria.

The former president conceded defeat to opponent and incumbent, Muhammadu Buhari after losing the March 28 elections.

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