Goodluck Jonathan GCFR, GCON is a Nigerian politician who served as the President of Nigeria from 2010 to 2015. Do you know that he was the first incumbent president in Nigerian history to concede defeat in an election. Here’s more about him; Biography, Age, Net worth, Wife, Education, Political career, Siblings, State of origin, Children, etc.
Who is Goodluck Jonathan?
Goodluck Ebele Azikiwe Jonathan GCFR, GCON is a Nigerian politician who served as the President of Nigeria from 2010 to 2015. Prior to that, he served as Vice President of Nigeria from 2007 to 2010 under the administration of Umaru Musa Yar’Adua and Bayelsa State as Governor of Bayelsa State from 2005 to 2007.
Full name: Goodluck Ebele Azikiwe Jonathan GCFR, GCON
Date of birth: 20 November 1957
Place of birth: Otuoke
State of origin: Bayelsa State
Parents: Mr. & Mrs. Goodluck
Education: University of Port-Harcourt
Spouse: Patience Jonathan
Net worth: $10 million
Political party: People’s Democratic Party(PDP)
Previous office: Vice President of Nigeria from 2007 to 2010, and Bayelsa State Governor
Children: Ariwera Jonathan, Aruabi Jonathan
Awards: CAF Platinum Award
As a vice-president, Jonathan took a very low profile. While recognising the constitutional limits of the vice-president’s office, he participated in cabinet meetings and, by statute, was a member of the National Security Council, the National Defence Council, the Federal Executive Council, and chairman of the National Economic Council.
Goodluck Jonathan was instrumental in negotiating an agreement with many of the major militant groups in the Niger Delta, to lay down their weapons and stop fighting as part of a government amnesty program.
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