The People’s Choice
Charles A. Imokhai, author
The People’s Choice illustrates the centuries of intercontinental cultural exchanges between Europe and Africa, between Britain and Nigeria, between the English and the Ijaw, and between Goodluck Jonathan and Nigeria. In this manner, The People’s Choice claims that the story of Goodluck Jonathan is the story of Nigeria. This is how it unfolds. An illiterate farm boy, a genius in traditional arts of the Ijaw people, found his niche in science, and obtained a doctorate degree in zoology. As an assistant director, ecology in the Directorate of Environment and Pollution Control, he soon became the choice of the PDP to be the running mate of the gubernatorial candidate Chief Alamieyeseigha. Given this political exposure in 1999, he soon became the governor of Bayelsa State in 2006, the vice president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in 2007, and the president and commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in 2010. President Goodluck Ebele Azikiwe Jonathan, GCFR, a meteoric, political, mega superstar told his compatriots that “If I could make it, you too can make it.” This fascinating story is the story of a Nigerian, the most powerful black man in the world, and of Nigerians, the most numerous negroid race in the planet, and of Nigeria, the nation which is the giant in the sun of Africa. Nigeria, with a population of a hundred and seventy million, has struggled to be a free sovereign nation, economic sufficient nation, and a homogeneous religious and ethnic national entity. This struggle has caused Nigeria blood and treasure. What The People’s Choice is saying to the world is that in President Goodluck Jonathan, we, the people, have arrived.