Former Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan has been awarded the African Sun Times’ International Person of the Year 2015. The organizers of the award said Jonathan was picked for his role in ensuring a peaceful transition in Nigeria.
"The award was given to Dr. Goodluck Jonathan who shocked the whole world by swiftly calling current Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari and conceding his defeat in the March 29 Nigerian presidential election, thereby stopping the predictions of violent bloodshed in Nigeria, and keeping his words that he would not allow the blood of a Nigerian to be shed to further his political ambitions.
President Jonathan must be applauded for creating a solid foundation for the growth of democracy in Africa. The world has started to recognize President Jonathan’s courageous act.”