Without doubt, his leadership positions and experiences in the last 16 years has seen him fly so high, in so short a time - and of course way ahead of his years.
Here are some of the uncommon achievements of a 59-year old attributed to the ex-President.
- At 59, GEJ has conveniently checked the boxes for Deputy Governor, Acting Governor, Governor, Vice President, Acting President and President.
- GEJ remains the first sitting President - with his historic telephone call - to concede defeat in an election he looked forward to winning.
- GEJ is one of the few African leaders (serving and retired) who have spoken at the Oxford Union in the Oxford University.