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Jonathan wins US award, promises to promote peace

15 January 2016, 09:15Augustine Osayande

Abuja - Former President, Goodluck Jonathan, has promised to continue to promote the advancement of democracy, peace and progress in Nigeria and Africa.

He stated this in his appreciated message after Southern Christian Leadership Conference in Atlanta, Georgia in the United States honoured him as a proponent of democracy on Thursday.

Jonathan appreciated Dr Charles Steele Jr, President of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in Atlanta and Naomi King, for the honour.

King is the sister of the late American Civil Rights leader, Martin.

"I thank Dr. Charles Steele Jr, President of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, and the executive of the SCLC for honoring me today," said Jonathan.

Also Read: Dasukigate: EFCC explains why Jonathan has not been arrested

He expressed pleasure to meet Naomi King for attending the event and identify with the goals and aspirations of the Goodluck Jonathan Foundation.

"By this award, I am further inspired to continue to work for the advancement of democracy, peace and progress in Nigeria and Africa," Jonathan said.

CAJ News established that the former President will also receive the Diplomatic Circle Award in Switzerland on the 21st of January.

He is set to be the first African leader to be so honored.

Jonathan's stock has risen after he conceded defeat to Muhammadu Buhari in the presidential poll held last year.

It was the first time the opposition defeated in the incumbent.

- CAJ News


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