More often than not, from natural perspective, humans are not keen to accepting defeat, especially when an issue at stake involves fierce competition in terms of power, status, human sap and financial drain by stakeholders. Such state of affairs is often associated with the game of politics which for years has continue to serve individuals, groups and nations on the part of destruction through such deadly means like: assassination, thuggery, kidnapping and ultimate rejection of election result which often gives augment to violent and war. Indeed, such a grave situation has been propellants in developing economies of the Middle East, Latin America and African countries especially   Nigeria where anti-democratic forces has been finding it way.

            Such an obsess genes were shattered about two month ago where the incumbent President Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan in a watershed manner to the bewilderment of all Nigerians, home, in the Diaspora and the world at large; congratulated his rival, General Muhamadu Buhari in the presidential election ahead of INEC’s official declaration of Buhari as the winner of the 28th March, 2015 election. To Nigerians in particular and the entire world, President Jonathan unsolicited humanistic gesture is a triumph of democratic maturity of himself, Nigerians and also Africa. Indeed, President Jonathan unprecedented congratulatory initiative on the victory of the presidential rival, General Buhari is a great lesson in a seminal democracy in Nigeria and Africa, are part of those uncommon charismatic leadership of the President; by his rare gesticulation of seeing nothing absolutely wrong in conceding election victory to his rival. President Jonathan diffused any expected violent which would have engulfed Nigeria in the variety of war by now and that would fulfilled the negative prediction by the Director of African Royal Society Mr. Richard Daudin , a guess lecturer at the Golden Jubilee of Nigeria’s independent and that of United State Of America that Nigeria was bound to disintegrate by 2015.
            Since God knows best, these prophets of doom have failed woefully. The out-going President wonderful and exemplary congratulatory message to the president elect, General Buhari, President Jonathan said “I have kept my word on free, fair and credible pool as I have always affirmed; nobody’s ambition is worth the blood of any Nigerian. The unity, stability and progress of our dear country is more important than any thing else”. Such a pregnant philosophical statement deeply demonstrates the humanity of President Jonathan right from birth.
John Roskin has observed in his statement that “I believe that the first test of a truly great man is humility”.

            In general, President Jonathan’s overwhelming gesture of placing core emphasis on Nigeria’s natural interest by taking democracy to the highest level for the first time in Nigeria née Africa through a seminal congratulatory message to his rival at the presidential election, warmly demonstrate his fundamental conquest over human natural amassment in the state of nature. Such a rare gesture also demonstrate President Jonathan’s indebt knowledge of democracy which a political analyst says, its based on the conviction that man has the moral and intellectual capacity as well as the inalienable right to govern himself with reason and justice.
            Indeed, President Goodluck Jonathan’s triumph and democratic mellowness for Nigeria is also based on Aristotelian concept of democracy which arose from “man thinking that if they are equal in any respect they are equal absolutely”, as well as the unyielding view express by Alfred Isman that all ills of democracy can be cured by more democracy; another observer viewed that democracy is liberty plus (+) economic security. The proceeding quantum of democratic knowledge exercised by our ebullient President Jonathan which actually prompted him to congratulate General Buhari on his victory as the Nigeria’s president elect coaly justifies President Jonathan as a role model in democracy scholarship.
            Thus, the anticipation for African leaders to pick up and demonstrate the same passion, the same disposition and the same sportsmanship in the game of politics of which democracy is the baseline for national survival. Farewell PGEJ as you takes over your new office and continues to inspire young politicians on peaceful democratic conduct in Nigeria, Africa and the world al large.   

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