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Jonathan: The Squandering of Goodluck

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President Goodluck Jonathan became Nigeria's president rather fortuitously in 2010 following the death of former President Umaru Musa Yar'Adua. True to his name, Goodluck Jonathan is prodigiously blessed with plenty of good luck indeed. He became a deputy governor, acting governor, governor of a state, vice-president, acting president and finally president without contesting for any of these positions. What a man born lucky. This is his story. The authors: Margie Marie Neal, a born-American; and Moshood Ademola Fayemiwo, a Nigerian-American were in Mr Goodluck Jonathan's birthplace of Otuoke in the swamp of oil-rich Niger Delta Area, South-eastern Nigeria in 2010 and 2011 to conduct a research into the story of this fortunate Nigerian leader. This is the first authoritatively-written and comprehensively-researched biography of the outgoing president of Africa's most populous nation. But the biography also looks at the fate of Mr Jonathan in the forthcoming presidential election on March 28, 2015 and how the forces that shaped Mr Jonathan's political life are currently arrayed against his re-election. The opposition candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressive Congress-APC- is leading this change in 2015.

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