3 major achievements of ex-President at 59

As former president, Goodluck Jonathan turns 59 on Sunday, November 20, 2016, here are some of his major achievements.

Former Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan delivers a speech in Lagos on February 19, 2015

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.

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