Buhari, Jonathan, Tinubu Emerge Vanguard Personalities Of The Year, 2015

President Buhari, Ex-President
Goodluck Jonathan, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Professor Attahiru Jega have
all been picked as Vanguard personalities of the year for 2015. Vanguard says
they are the men that stood out in 2015band described them as heros of
democracy. They are also giving Lifetime Achievements Awards and also picked
their best Governors of the year. Find out what they wrote about Buhari,
Jonathan and Tinubu after the cut and who made the other lists.

Muhammadu Buhari was focused in
his persistent pursuit of the presidency. Having attained the maximum political
office as a military head of state 32 years earlier at the age of 41, Buhari
seemed determined to regain political office as president.
He submitted himself to a
democratic process that in its course projected the re-engineering of the
political landscape. In the end and for the first time in the nation’s
political history, an incumbent president was defeated in an election.
Dr. Goodluck Jonathan –
Personality of the Year, 2015
Like the mortal he is, Dr.
Goodluck Jonathan’s fairy tale political expedition was bound to come to an
end. Following his advent, President Jonathan had promised to sanitise the
electoral process, just as nearly all of the nation’s previous leaders. Dr.
Jonathan, however, proved to be an exception allowing the incorporation of an
electoral system that eventually  led to
his defeat.
President Jonathan’s decision not
to seek judicial or other crude disruption of the outcome of the 2015
presidential election not only turned out to be his finest hour, but a
glittering anchor that has helped to stabilise the nation’s democracy.
For his brave smile in the face of
defeat, his efforts in refining the nation’s electoral system and his
continuing continental role in the promotion of democracy, Dr. Goodluck
Jonathan is the choice of Vanguard editors for Joint Personality of the Year,
Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu – Hero
of Democracy
Unarguably one of the country’s
leading political engineers, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has now taken his
remarkable political wizardry to the national space. His dogged resistance to
the encroachments of the former ruling party in Lagos State, and to its routing
in most of the Southwest states, largely bore the footprints of the former
Lagos State governor.
Tinubu’s central role in the
enthronement of the new administration and the eclipse of the former government
has been generally acknowledged by friends and foes. Remarkably, he has
achieved his aim within the rules of democracy. For his political dexterity and
commitment to the rule of law in his political engagements, Vanguard recognises
Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu as the Hero of Democracy, 2015.

Lifetime Achievements Awards
*Otunba Michael Olasubomi Balogun,
Chairman, First City Group
*Lt. Gen. T.Y. Danjuma (Rtd)
*Alhaji Abdulsamad Rabiu,
Chairman, BUA Group
*Dr. Alex Ekwueme, former
*Senator David Dafinone, Eminent
 *Chief (Mrs) Nike Akande, President, LCCI
 African Businessman of The Year
 *Dr Mike Adenuga, Jnr, Chairman, Globacom
Governors of The Year
Adams Oshiomhole, Governor, Edo
Ibikunle Amosun, Governor, Ogun
Kashim Shettima, Governor, Borno

Ibrahim Dankwambo, Gombe State Gov

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