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31 Facts About Goodluck Jonathan
5. Goodluck Jonathan served as governor of Bayelsa state between 2005 and 2007.
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8. Goodluck Jonathan was re-elected in April 2011 in an election that some experts said may have been the most fair election in Nigerian history.
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9. Goodluck Jonathan began his career in politics in 1998, having joined the People's Democratic Party in 1998.
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12. Goodluck Jonathan is a member of the People's Democratic Party, which is in power as of September 2010.
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13. Goodluck Jonathan was one of the first Presidents of Nigeria who did not have a political or military background.
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18. Goodluck Jonathan said "I don't think Nigerians will make the mistake of voting for Buhari.
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20. On 16 January 2014, it was reported that Goodluck Jonathan had sacked his military high command in response to their inability to end the Islamist-led insurgency in Northern Nigeria.
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22. Goodluck Jonathan told reporters that "we would work together with the UN and other world leaders to ensure that terrorism is brought under control.
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23. Goodluck Jonathan said in a statement he issued on 31 March 2015 that "Nobody's ambition is worth the blood of any Nigerian.
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25. On 11 September 2013, President Goodluck Jonathan sacked the creator and coordinator of the Transformation Agenda, Shamsudeen Usman, the Minister of National Planning, along with eight other cabinet ministers amid a rift in the People's Democratic Party.
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30. Goodluck Jonathan was born in what is Bayelsa State to a family of canoe makers.
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31. Goodluck Jonathan lost the 2015 presidential election to Muhammadu Buhari, becoming the first sitting Nigerian president to concede electoral defeat.
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