At the Vanguard Personality Award
Former president Goodluck Jonathan, who was represented by a former Minister of State for Works, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, apologised for Jonathan’s inability to be present for the award.
Adeyeye said, “he is unable to come and personally receive this award because as many of you may know, today is the burial of Dr Alamiyeseigha, ex-governor of Baylesa State, who was at one time, his boss.
He sent his unreserved apology particularly to Uncle Sam and to the management of Vanguard.”
Speaking further, Prince Adeyeye said: “He has asked me to also congratulate his fellow recipients, particularly President Muhammadu Buhari and other recipients.
“Jonathan is a man of history and I believe that whatever we are celebrating now, is not the final verdict, we will leave that to history because all these emotional things that we display, when a man is in office or after leaving office, are better judged by history. I believe Jonathan will be given a better verdict by history.
That foundation will enable him render services, not only to the people of Nigeria but to humanity. His view concerning this award, to those who are his friends on Facebook, he has a message.”
National leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Aiswaju Bola Tinubu, represented by Mr Dele Alake also expressed gratitude for the award bestowed on him. He expressed optimism that there is light at the end of the tunnel for Nigerians, irrespective of the current challenges.