Goodluck Jonathan reunites with John Mahama in Johannesburg

Goodluck Jonathan reunites with John Mahama in Johannesburg

Ex-Nigeria Head of State Goodluck Jonathan rolled back the years with Ghanaian counterpart John Dramani Mahama as both ex-presidents reunited at a conference in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Jonathan and Mahama hold strong bonds from their time as president for Nigeria and Ghana respectively, with the pair having openly supported each other on countless occasions.

Goodluck Jonathan reunites with John Mahama in Johannesburg

John Mahama and Goodluck Jonathan

However, both were unseated after being voted out during the 2016 elections, Jonathan losing to Buhari, while Mahama lost Akufo-Addo.

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Despite losing power, both ex-presidents have been engaging in a number of international duties and once again reunited in Johannesburg for a programme geared towards addressing Africa’s educational challenges.

The programme, dubbed the African Presidential Roundtable 2017, brought together many former presidents around the continent to bring to the fore their ideas and possible ways to solve Africa’s educational problems.

Following the opening reception at the programnme, Jonathan took to Facebook to acknowledge the presence of his “old friend” John Mahama.

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The ex-Nigeria president wrote: “I reunited with my old friend His Excellency John Mahama, former President of Ghana, at the Opening Reception of the African Presidential Roundtable 2017 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

“The programme has brought together many former African Presidents to offer their perspectives on Africa's educational challenges in the 21st Century.”

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Both Mahama and Jonathan spent just one term in office before being voted out, however, it is unknown if they will contest in the next elections of their respective countries.

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