JONATHAN, Dr. Goodluck Ebele(GCFR)

Born 20 November 1957
Dr

JONATHAN

Goodluck

Ebele

B.sc,
M.sc
Ph.D

Goodluck Ebele Azikiwe Jonathan GCFR, GCON (born 20 November 1957)[1] 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 and as Governor of Bayelsa State from 2005 to 2007. Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson in August 2019, appointed former President Goodluck Jonathan as honorary Special Adviser on the Bayelsa Education Trust Fund Board[2]. In June 2019, Goodluck Jonathan emerged as chairperson of the newly inaugurated International Summit Council for Peace (ISCP),Jonathan lost the 2015 presidential election to Muhammadu Buhari, becoming the first sitting Nigerian president to concede electoral defeat. Jonathan was born in what is now Bayelsa State, to a family of canoe makers.[1][5] He holds a B.Sc. degree in zoology (second-class honours), an M.Sc. degree in hydrobiology and fisheries biology and a PhD degree in zoology from the University of Port Harcourt.[6][7][8] Before he entered politics in 1998, he worked as an education inspector, a lecturer and an environmental-protection officer.Jonathan and his wife, Dame Patience Jonathan have two children[citation needed]. He is a Christian from the Ijaw ethnic group.[10] In 2007, Jonathan declared his assets worth a total of ₦295,304,420 (then equivalent to US$8,569,662).On 29 May 1999, Jonathan was sworn in as Deputy Governor of Bayelsa alongside Diepreye Alamieyeseigha who came in as the governor of the state on the platform of PDP. Jonathan served as Deputy Governor until December 2005.On December 9, 2005, Jonathan, who was the deputy governor at the time, was sworn in as the governor of Bayelsa State upon the impeachment of the current Governor Diepreye Alamieyeseigha by the Bayelsa State Assembly after being charged with money laundering in the United Kingdom. In September 2006, reports released by Wikileaks claimed that Jonathan's wife, Patience, was indicted for money-laundering by Nigeria’s anti-crime agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).[11] The report proved to be false.[13] The head of the EFCC stated that "Mrs. Patience Jonathan was not in any way involved in any case of money laundering investigated by the EFCC".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 was the Chairman of 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.On 9 February 2010, a motion from the Nigerian Senate invested Goodluck Jonathan as acting President of the Federation because President Yar'Adua was on a trip to Saudi Arabia in November 2009 for medical treatment.[17] On 10 February 2010, during his first day as acting president, Jonathan announced a minor cabinet reshuffle. Prince Adetokunbo Kayode, who was the labour minister, was named Minister of Justice, to replace Mr Mike Aondoakaa. Aondoakaa was named as the Minister of Special Duties, and his counterpart Ibrahim Kazaure was named Minister of Labour.[18] Jonathan also promised to continue implementing the seven-point agenda policy framework of President Umaru Musa Yar’adua.On 15 September 2010, Jonathan announced on Facebook that he had decided to run for public office on his own for the first time, in the race for the presidency of Nigeria in 2011. In the contest for the Peoples Democratic Party nomination, Goodluck Jonathan was up against the former vice-president Atiku Abubakar and Mrs. Sarah Jubril. On 13 January 2011 the primary election results was announced in Eagle Square, Abuja. Jonathan was declared winner with a victory in two-thirds of the states of the Federation counted.[24] For the general election in 2011, Jonathan and Vice-President Sambo attended political events and travelled the country to campaign for the nation's highest office. Jonathan won the general election against General Muhammadu Buhari and his running mate Pastor Tunde Bakare with 59% of the votes.[25][26][27] On 18 April 2011, Jonathan was declared the winner of the election.On March 31, 2015, Jonathan conceded the election to challenger Muhammadu Buhari, who was sworn in to succeed him on 29 May 2015.[38] Jonathan said in a statement he issued on 31 March 2015 that "Nobody’s ambition is worth the blood of any Nigerian.
Gender: Male
Name of Spouse Dame Patience Jonathan
State of Origin: Bayelsa state
Father's Name
Father's Status N/A
Mother's Name
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2 children

Profession Politician , Academia
Working Experience Deputy Governor of Bayelsa , Governor of Bayelsa State , Vice-president of Nigeria , President of Nigeria , Education inspector, , Lecturer , Environmental-protection officer.
University of Port Harcourt
Yes

PDP

African Sun Times’ International Person of the Year 2015

Goodluck Jonathan, My Transition Hours(2018)

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