Former president Dr. Goodluck Jonathan was yesterday honoured by Vanguard newspaper as 2015 Personality of the Year. Jonathan, who was represented by a former Minister of State for Works, Prince Dayo Adeyeye could not attend the ceremony because of the funeral rites of Dr Alamiyeseigha, the former governor of Baylesa State, who was at one time, his boss. He however sent his unreserved apology particularly to Uncle Sam and to the management of Vanguard newspapers.
Speaking on behalf of Jonathan, Adeyeye said: “He has asked to me also congratulate his fellow recipients particularly President Muhammadu Buhari and other recipients. President Ebele Goodluck Jonathan is a man of history and I believe that whatever we are celebrating now, is not the final verdict, we will leave that to history because all these emotional things that we display, when a man is in office or after leaving office, are better judged by history. I believe Jonathan will be given a better verdict by history.
“He says I should tell everybody that he is not yet finished with his good works in Nigeria, he has left office but he is not tired and therefore, he said I should announce to this audience that very soon, he will be launching his foundation. That foundation will enable him render services, not only to the people of Nigeria but to humanity. His view concerning this award, to those who are his friends on Facebook, he has a message.”