By Yemi Adebowale
As part of plans to celebrate the legacies of Nigeria’s former President, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, GCFR, a book has been written to applaud his heroic feats. Two Nigerian authors teamed up shortly after the elections to write about the former President.
Ayo George, one of the authors, could not hide his excitement during a chat with journalists recently in Lagos. He said “What can I say? I am super excited at the prospect of releasing a book written about a President. We had started writing the book long before the elections, as we just felt Dr. Jonathan needed to be celebrated whether he won the elections or not. And when he lost, we felt a greater need to complete the book. So it would be clear the book wasn’t meant to patronize him in the first place. Africa must begin to write her own stories. Our children must read about this great man. He is presently being suggested for the Nobel Peace prize, our plans for the promotion of this book is part of that suggestion”, he said.
Dayo Taiwo, the co-author revealed that a 30-day countdown to the official release will start by the 22nd of June, and by the 21st of July, it would be released on various platforms across the world. He said further “The 30-day countdown is going to be exciting as the social media will be agog all through these dates. We have a lot up our sleeves as regards plans to push the book across Africa especially. Regardless of our opinions as Nigerians, we would all agree that Dr. Goodluck needs to be celebrated, and we have taken up that task”, he said.