Since he left office, former President Jonathan's profile has risen sharply in the global community. He has been lauded by local and foreign media, as well as the foreign government for that historic phone call that conceded defeat and that would have ensued had he won the election.
Nigeria's online news platform, The Trent, which is one of the most influential online newspapers, has named former President, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan 'Person of the Year 2015.' The newspaper's President and Executive Editor, Ms.Aziza Uko told journalists in Lagos on Monday. "We are delighted to launch our Person of the Year Award with such a deserving statesman.
This marks our second anniversary and our Editorial Board decided to launch this award to celebrate the best among us, to present to the country, especially, the young generation, real symbols of hope."