Goodluck Jonathan makes history amid rumour of U-turn on 2023 presidency

Goodluck Jonathan

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has become the first sub-Saharan African leader to be appointed to the international advisory board of the European Corporate Council on Africa and the Middle East, also known as the ECAM Council.

His media aide Ikechukwu Eze announced the appointment in a statement on Wednesday.

The council is a non-profit organisation established with the purpose of promoting and developing relations between the countries of Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and the North Africa region.

Also appointed to the advisory board were the former Prime Minister of Britain, Tony Blair, and former European Commission President, José Barroso, among others.

The statement quoted a letter from ECAM Council to Mr Jonathan as saying, “For your information, the Chairman of ECAM Council Dr. Kamel Ghribi is well acquainted with Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan. We are setting up an international advisory board of ECAM Council and Dr. Ghribi would be delighted to welcome him on board.”

Jonathan will be attending this year’s ECAM Council’s high-level advisory board meeting holding in Italy on May 30.

The appointment followed rumour that Jonathan had joined the All Progressives Congress and accepted the presidential forms purchased for him by Fulani herders.