The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has congratulated former President Goodluck Jonathan on his appointment as Chairman, International Summit Council for Peace (ISCP)-Africa (ISCP-Africa).
The party in a statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, and obtained by PlatinumPost on Thursday, said the appointment testified to Jonathan’s qualities as democrat as well as his resounding success in peace keeping efforts across the world.
The statement read : “The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) congratulates former President Goodluck Jonathan on his appointment as Chairman, International Summit Council for Peace (ISCP)-Africa.
“Former President Jonathan’s appointment as ISCP-Africa, an association of incumbent and former heads of state and their deputies, established in 2019 by the Universal Peace Federation (UPF) which is an organization in general consultative status with the United Nations (UN), is in recognition of his leadership qualities as democrat as well as his resounding success in peace keeping efforts across the world.
“Our party is assured that former President Jonathan, will deploy his wealth of experience strengthened by the democratic tenets and principles of our great party, in his new mandate of providing direction for the essentials of peace, security and development in Africa.
“The party also congratulates President Jonathan on his appointment as the Chancellor of Cavendish University, Uganda (CUU).
” The PDP is elated that former President Jonathan is so honoured to hold the position previously held by late President Kenneth Kaunda of Zambia as well as late President Benjamin Mkapa of the Republic of Tanzania, because of his commitment to education and human capital development, in line with the ideals of the PDP.
“Our party congratulates Dr. Jonathan and urged him to use the positions to further the advancement of peace and development in Africa and world at large.”
PlatinumPost reports that Goodluck Jonathan, who was the candidate of PDP in the 2015 presidential election, was defeated as a sitting president by Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Jonathan conceded defeat before the full announcement of the results by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), thereby avoiding political turmoil in the country.