Billionaire businessman and founder of the Mo Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership, Mo Ibrahim, on Thursday, explained why no former African President deserved the $5 million prize this year.
In a telephone interview with Newsday BBC, Ibrahim stated no past leader had fulfilled the conditions needed to win the prestigious prize.
Although former President Goodluck Jonathan had met a significant criteria for the prize, he, however, failed to clinch the coveted prize for reasons yet to made clear.
Many argue that the numerous allegations againts the Jonathan administration is the reason why the former President didn’t clinch the prize.
In the last decade, only four former presidents in Africa has won the prize
Listen to the interview below:
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