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Ex President Jonathan: “I’ll Dedicate Rest of My Life to Building Peace in Nigeria”

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PIC.4. FORMER PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN (2ND R), HIS WIFE PATIENCE AND  GOV. SERIAKE DICKSON OF BAYELSA, AT A RECEIPTION IN HONOUR OF FORMER  PRESIDENT JONATHAN BY THE OTUOKE COMMUNITY IN YENAGOA ON FRIDAY.  2841/30/5/2015/AO/CH/NAN

FORMER PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN (2ND R), HIS WIFE PATIENCE AND
GOV. SERIAKE DICKSON OF BAYELSA, AT A RECEPTION IN HONOUR OF FORMER
PRESIDENT JONATHAN BY THE OTUOKE COMMUNITY IN YENAGOA ON FRIDAY.

Former President Goodluck Jonathan on Friday in Yenagoa said he remained grateful to Bayelsa people for the support he enjoyed during his political career from 1999 to date.

Jonathan, who expressed his gratitude at the civic reception organised in his honour by Bayelsa government, said that he was honoured to have been found worthy of public service.

He expressed appreciation to the state government for organising the civic reception, adding that he would dedicate the remaining part of his life to peace building across the country.

“Having befitted so much from the rare privilege of serving, I shall dedicate the remaining part of my life to peace building in all parts of Nigeria. I will urge all to support the new administration to develop Nigeria and work with the state government to develop our own state,” Jonathan said.

Speaking earlier, Gov. Seriake Dickson said that the administration organised the reception to express appreciation to Nigerians for giving Jonathan the opportunity to lead the country for the past six years.

He said that the state was receiving the former president with mixed feelings of gloom and gratitude.

He said that the period was a trying time for the Niger Delta people but said that there was hope in the horizon.

“We are down but not out and for those who are happy at our situation that we shall rise again,” Dickson said.

Speaking on behalf of the traditional rulers, Alfred Diette-Spiff, Chairman of Bayelsa Council of Traditional Rulers, said that serving the country as president was a rare privilege.

“The great sage Chief Obafemi Awolowo wished to be president of the country for only one day, but our own son was president for about 3,000 days,” Diette-Spiff said.

Meanwhile, different organisations and social groups stormed Otuoke to receive the former President after handover.

Among those in attendance were Akiplayi community social groups and their elders, Ogbia Youth Vanguard (OYV) were in attendance to welcome the former President.

Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) were among those that welcomed the former president in his home town.

Ohane-eze You Congress (OYC) were also in attendance to welcome the former president.

The reception was also attended by the Peoples Democratic Party Women Forum (PDPWF).

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) was established by the Federal Government of Nigeria in May 1976 to gather and distribute news on Nigeria and cover events of interest to Nigeria at the international level for the benefit of the Nigerian Media and the Public.

24 Comments

  1. Modele

    May 30, 2015 at 5:21 pm

    . Here comes Papa Peace.

  2. Bobo

    May 30, 2015 at 5:46 pm

    Is this guy still talking?

    • Soph

      May 30, 2015 at 6:17 pm

      Errr being the ex-president doesn’t make him dumb

    • abiodu

      May 30, 2015 at 9:23 pm

      Power, they say, must remain with them if Nigeria must be a united and peaceful country. Let us see what they do with this power they cherish so much as to be ready to wipe out a whole country if they are denied access to it.

    • abiodu

      May 30, 2015 at 9:25 pm

      Are praying that he be D. and Dumb. back to sender

    • bobo

      May 30, 2015 at 10:10 pm

      Shut up

    • bobo

      May 30, 2015 at 10:14 pm

      Rat

    • nnenne

      May 31, 2015 at 1:21 am

      @ Bobo… He can serve humanity more now than before. .Ask Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton.
      The man is not clueless after all.

  3. ...just saying

    May 30, 2015 at 7:43 pm

    lol! Comng from someone who couldn’t fight Boko

    • Ada Nnewi

      May 30, 2015 at 8:29 pm

      My sentiments exactly…

    • kikiki

      May 30, 2015 at 11:32 pm

      Ada nnewi are you back from Abuja?

      Welcomeoooo. Any change of customer? Or status quo? Change change change. Welcome auntie.

    • commmy

      June 1, 2015 at 10:42 am

      @ Ada Nnewi This lady talks too much and all in the name of i want to belong

    • nnenne

      May 31, 2015 at 1:24 am

      @…just saying. Was Boko Haram interested in Peace?

  4. kelechi

    May 30, 2015 at 8:13 pm

    We af hear ooooooo…… abeg ur time don end, quit it

  5. yellow Sissy

    May 30, 2015 at 8:55 pm

    After how many years in office na now your eyeS open,you better carry Mama peace go honey moon and enjoy the rest of your life

  6. kikiki

    May 30, 2015 at 11:34 pm

    Kelechi Oya Kia Kia tell us your real name.

  7. Takiti

    May 30, 2015 at 11:39 pm

    Nigerians don’t want you or your lack of dedication. Go and account for your corruption.

    • nnenne

      May 31, 2015 at 2:02 pm

      @Takiti… Speak only on your behalf. Am afraid most Nigerians do, especially those who are not interested in Nigerian politics and all the injustices that come with it.

  8. Matthinno

    May 31, 2015 at 4:48 pm

    I love my ex president Good luck Johnathan but unfortunately he is out I don’t know any body that will be like him.

  9. Lati

    May 31, 2015 at 5:11 pm

    @kikiki, you don’t expect Kelechi to be Igbo and not support GEJ.right? People like you are the problem of this country. When support is based on irrational things like sentiments rather than objectivity and reason. It’s just sad.
    I remember 2011, in the Southwest GEJ won flawlessly. Not thinking of the fact that he and Sambo “are not their brothers”. During this election the reason they gave for not supporting GEJ was his nonperformance, not sentiments. Still, a handful of them voted for GEJ and were not criticized for that.
    But despite being in Democracy, people like you cannot stand the fact that a fellow kinsmen will support someone who isn’t a ” brother ” SMH

  10. Trophy

    May 31, 2015 at 5:57 pm

    Errrr… The peace he couldnt bring wen he was in power? Mshewww

    • commmy

      June 1, 2015 at 10:43 am

      @ Trophy you can send your papa to go fight and bring the peace now that GEj is out

    • Trophy

      June 1, 2015 at 4:54 pm

      @ commy, dats y my papa no b president na. If u want to take a position as president den u should be ready for the responsibility that comes wit it! Which one b ur own sef, GEJ na ur lover?

  11. JULIE

    June 1, 2015 at 1:51 pm

    In next 3 month mama p will turn to charcoal

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