Goodluck Jonathan Former president to hold world press conference in Switzerland

The event is part of activities organized by the Circle of Diplomats (Circle Diplomatique), Geneva to honour Jonathan.

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Former president, Goodluck Jonathan is set to hold a world press conference in Geneva, Switzerland on Wednesday, January 27, 2016.

The event is part of activities organized by the Circle of Diplomats (Circle Diplomatique), Geneva to honour Jonathan.

This was disclosed via a statement released by the Executive Director of the Geneva Press Club, Guy Mettan.

Mettan also said that Jonathan will expectedly speak on the issues of security and civil peace in Nigeria and West Africa and the improvement of health and education of children.

The former Nigerian president will most likely also speak on Boko Haram and Nigeria’s fight against insurgency.

The Circle of Diplomats will also host a dinner in Jonathan’s honour on the same day at the Intercontinental Hotel, Geneva.

The former Nigerian president is the first African leader to be honoured by the group and is being recognized for his democratic credentials and efforts towards “upholding human rights in Africa.”

Jonathan earned worldwide accolade for conceding defeat to President Muhammadu Buhari after the March 28 elections, thus preventing Nigeria from erupting into massive waves of electoral violence which many around the world had predicted would occur.

He was recently chosen to head a Commonwealth observer mission for the Tanzania elections and was also called upon to intervene in Zanzibar’s political stalemate.

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