Two Nigerian authors seem to have found a perfect way to keep ex-president Goodluck Ebele Jonathan living forever. The duo who teamed up shortly after the elections to carryout this daunting task said they were undertaking the project to applaud the former president’s heroic feats.
By the 21st of July, a book in honour of Jonathan’ will be released. The book is titled: “The New Face of African Democracy.”
This project was executed by Mr Ayo George and Dayo Taiwo both of who agree that the just unseated president deserves a plethora of accolades.
Mr. Jonathan’s ambition for a second tenure in office was cut short at the presidential polls by General Muhammadu Buhari the All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate, but that loss seem in no way to have done much of a damage to his personality.
According to reports by Premium Times, Mr. George told journalists in Lagos on Sunday that he was super excited at the prospect of releasing a book written about a former president.
He said they had started writing the book long before the elections, because they felt Dr. Goodluck needed to be celebrated regardless if he won or lost the elections. He added though, that when president Jonathan lost, they felt a greater need to complete the book. This Mr George stated to make it categorically clear that the book wasn’t meant to patronize Dr Ebele Jonathan in the first place.
Mr George went on to say that Africa must begin to write her own stories. He was of the opinion that African children must read about the great men of the black race; one of such men being Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.
“He is presently being suggested for the Nobel Peace prize, and our plans for the promotion of this book is part of that suggestion.” Mr George added.
In agreement with all Mr Ayo George said, Mr. Taiwo, the co-author further revealed that a 30-day countdown to the official release would begin by the 22nd of June, and by July 21, the book would be released on various platforms across the world. He added that the 30-day countdown was going to be very exciting, involving a lot of social media hype and razzmatazz all through the dates.
He didn’t forget to add that so much was up their sleeves as regards giving the book a firm presence especially across Africa, arguing that regardless of the varied opinions of Nigerians, the public would generally agree that the former president needs to be celebrated, hence the need to release the book.
Goodluck Jonathan seems to have written his name in gold, with the major role he played in the peaceful transition after losing out in the last election.
The former president has been lauded by the local and foreign media for that historic phone call that conceded defeat in the 2015 presidential elections.
To many, he has become an icon of peace and a beacon of hope for a better future, not only for Nigeria, but indeed Africa as a whole.