Dr Jonathan, who turned into represented via a former Minister of nation for Works, Prince Dayo Adeyeye apologised for Jonathan’s incapacity to be present for the award.
Former President Goodluck Jonathan Adeyeye stated “he is unable to come and in my opinion acquire this award due to the fact as many of you could know, today is the burial of Dr Alamiyeseigha, the former governor of Baylesa country, who became at one time, his boss. Consequently, he sent his unreserved apology specially to Uncle Sam and to the control of leading edge newspapers.” speakme similarly, he stated: “He has requested to me additionally congratulate his fellow recipients especially President Muhammadu Buhari and different recipients. President Ebele Goodluck Jonathan is a man of history and i trust that anything we’re celebrating now, isn’t the final verdict, we are able to leave that to history due to the fact these kind of emotional things that we show, whilst a person is in workplace or after leaving workplace, are better judged by using history. I believe Jonathan will be given a better verdict via records. “He says I have to tell every body that he is not yet finished along with his proper works in Nigeria, he has left office but he isn’t tired and therefore, he stated I must announce to this target audience that very quickly, he could be launching his basis. That foundation will enable him render services, now not best to the people of Nigeria however to humanity. His view regarding this award, to those who are his friends on facebook, he has a message.” reading Jonathan’s facebook message, he said “I thank the editorial board of forefront newspapers for honoring me as their persona of the yr 2015. I agree with that the human beings of Nigeria are extra deserving of the respect than me. I’m consequently dedicating this award to my us of a men and women, might also God bless Nigeria.” countrywide chief of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Aiswaju Bola Tinubu, represented by Mr Dele Alake expressed gratitude for the award bestowed on him however expressed optimism that there’s light on the give up of the tunnel. His words: “first of all, I need to explicit my gratitude to forefront for choosing to recognize him for this award. He has asked me to express apologies and expand all courtesies to those who deserved them, for his incapability to be physical present right here for instances beyond his manage because he isn’t always in Nigeria at the moment. He really sent a message to me pronouncing that he knew that he must be right here as a member of the forefront own family and as an associate of Uncle Sam himself, who’s certainly one of our icons in the journalism profession.” Alake, a former Commissioner for records in Lagos nation, stated Tinubu saw the award as a undertaking for him. Jonathan, a country wide hero–Amuka Chairman of forefront Media limited, Mr. Sam Amuka commended President Jonathan for conceding the 2015 presidential election describing him a country wide hero. Amuka said “that is an thrilling occasion. This award is special in the experience that it represents one singular motion which has modified a person’s country. Some thing one may additionally say of Dr Goodluck Jonathan, that second at some stage in the elections, when he determined to call President Buhari and congratulate him conceding defeat, made him a country wide hero.” Recalling the anxiety that preceded the 2015 standard elections, Amuka recommended Jonathan for supporting to avert disaster. He said: “lots of us could have forgotten the anxiety that this u . S . A . Became in at some stage in the elections, we’ve additionally forgotten the bitterness of the election but earlier than the election itself, this usa turned into nearly in turmoil. A moderate fight may want to have ignited fire and blood-letting but for a lot of us, it changed into divine intervention that triggered President Goodluck Jonathan to do what he did and that is what we’re spotting right here this night for a person who deserves to be recounted via Nigerians as a countrywide hero. That has made him a statesman.”