Nigeria’s former President, Goodluck Jonathan has been recommended
for the Nobel Peace Prize by a public policy organisation on African
affairs, the Africa Political & Economic Strategic Center (AFRIPOL).
The organisation noted that the will of Alfred Nobel, the progenitor
of Nobel Prize stated that Peace Prize be awarded to whoever “shall
have done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, for
the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and
promotion of peace congresses”.
Accordingly the organisation held that the ‘peaceful way President Jonathan conceded to President-
Buhari deserves the attention of Nobel Peace Prize committee. He may
have not promoted “fraternity between nations” but he surely promotes
fraternal peace among Nigerians by conceding power.’
LeadershipNG reports that the group maintained that the:
“concession speech by President Jonathan
averted bloodshed, violence and imbroglio in the most populous country
in Africa. This gesture by Jonathan [sic] buttressed to the whole world
that Nigeria has joined the comity of civilized nations.
Nigeria can be said to have shown great
leadership in Africa and made Africans in general and Nigerians in
particular to comprehend that transfer of power does not need to be
violent but rather peaceful as heralded by the outgoing president of
Nigeria, Goodluck Ebele Azikiwe Jonathan.”