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Wife of the Bayelsa State Governor, Mrs. Rachael Dickson, her husband, Seriake Dickson, immediate past President Goodluck Jonathan, and his wife, Dame Patience during a civic reception organised by the Bayelsa State Government to welcome home the former President at the Dr. Gabriel Okara Cultural Centre, Yenagoa... yesterday.  PHOTO: LUCKY FRANCIS

Wife of the Bayelsa State Governor, Mrs. Rachael Dickson, her husband, Seriake Dickson, immediate past President Goodluck Jonathan, and his wife, Dame Patience during a civic reception organised by the Bayelsa State Government to welcome home the former President at the Dr. Gabriel Okara Cultural Centre, Yenagoa… yesterday. PHOTO: LUCKY FRANCIS

IT was a carnival of sorts yesterday in Yenagoa, the capital of Bayelsa State, as people poured in their numbers onto the streets of the  tiny city to welcome their son, former President Goodluck Jonathan.
 
At a formal reception held in his honour at the Cultural Centre, Jonathan, who was overwhelmed by the crowd that thronged the centre, said he was grateful  to the people of Bayelsa, all Ijaw people and every Nigerian for all the support they gave him while he was present.

He said he will now dedicate his life to peace building across the country as he strongly believes in the unity of the nation.

Accompanied by almost all the immediate past minsters in his cabinet and some serving members of the Senate and House, Jonathan said he will continue to render services to the country any time the
need arises.

He thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for stating emphatically that he belongs to everybody but belongs to nobody as such disposition will endeared him to nation.

The former President particularly expressed appreciation to Governor Henry Seriaki Dickson for the honour he has done him by organising an elaborate reception for him and called on Bayelsans to continue to support
the government both at the state and Federal level.

Governor Dickson, full of emotion, praised Jonathan, saying he is one of the best Presidents Nigeria has produced.

His Royal Majesty, King Alfred Diete, the Amayanabo of Twon Brass, in a goodwill massage on behalf of the elders and people of the state, also thanked Nigerians for the support they gave to Jonathan.



33 Comments
  • ode

    His remarks are best set, from a national perspective, in the last major speech he made. Going through his Pre-Inauguration Dinner speech and recalling the reality of life in Nigeria real-time I wonder who, as between President Jonathan and his speech writers deserve the credit for the script! Sadly, the speech depicted President Jonathan. Give it to him! Ever Ostriched; he is yoked to denying the obvious all his National and Public life. In the early paragraphs he says his government set out to deepen democracy and provide good governance. He ends by saying he beliefs Nigeria is now secure and his stated objectives achieved.This statement coming from The President at these times when insecurity speaks for itself while the opposition and the international community had to keep sleepless nights to midwife democratic transition of power in the face of his vile deployment of our foreign exchange earnings in the direction of voter intimidation and substantial non-compliance with the electoral process is, at best, fraudulent as it is conscienceless. Indeed President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan is a cruel, strange but curious mix of the dumb and the devious – some grotesquely split personality. He was so incompoetent Mr. Bean would do a better job! Indeed true that “some moithers do have them”!His sarcastic remarks to the effect that other governments before his should also be probed showcases the best of the dumb and the devious! He caused us so much pain! His new self-proclaimed mission of Peace-Ambassador will further advance the box-office hit that’s been showing for six years now titled “The Clown of Otuoke”. Thank God Nigeria is rid of him and his unruly bull-in-a-Chinashop brand of a First-Lady in the nauseating person of Mrs. Patience Faka Jonathan. He deserves his people’s welcome though – North, South, East or West – home they say is the best! It is time for him to lay on his bed as made by him.

    • worried guy.

      Ode since Jonathan’s existence is so unbearable to you, can you just kill yourself? We are now in a new era … Forward ever President Shari.

      • ode

        My guy, step down now! It has not gotten to that now – haba! No do mi like that o!!! Checking out of life because of someone in political office who is not good enough to deliver on his promise -haba!! All to do is vote him out of office and relive your experience so other leaders can learn the needed lesson. Am sorry if I caused you so much worry! So long amigo!

  • Proud Yoruba

    When fired from a job, we can all hope that our friends will console us while still grieving, but it is essential to help develop your friends by telling them the truth. If the people of Bayelsa keep lying to Jona and themselves about his record, then I am afraid that they will not develop their minds and their community. We can lie to everyone but not to ourselves. Jona was not good in office, there is no lying about that, he was fired because he was incompetent and couldn’t perform under any circumstance. Best that he get a job as a lecturer, where he doesn’t have to perform to keep his job.

    • Eroli Reuben

      Charity begins at home, did you practiced what you are preaching to the Ota Ape, your kinsman when his disastrous tenure ended?

      • Proud Yoruba

        If Obj is an ape, then your Jona is a baboon!

        Obj was not fired after the first term, he ruled for two terms, the maximum years, and he ruled with distinction and left zillions of dollars in our treasury, so how can his tenure be disastrous? Only a tribalistic Otueke baboon like you and Jona will say that! No objectivity, just a bunch of underdeveloped baboons abusing their betters.

        • Eroli Reuben

          The Ota Ape rigged himself back to power in 2003, in what was adjudged the worst elections in Nigeria.

          • Proud Yoruba

            The Otueke baboon couldn’t even rig successfully, bloody non- performer, what do you want from me?

          • Eroli Reuben

            Jump from the highest clift into eternity.

          • Proud Yoruba

            That is all you baboons know, kill, kill, kill! Are you even human at all? You can’t win an argument based on facts, so you wish your opponent death? Return to sender, as you wish for me, so it shall boomerang to you and be your portion

          • Eroli Reuben

            But l didn’t wish you death. I only wished you eternity. You should go for it.

          • Eroli Reuben

            I only encourage you to fast forward to your eternity and here you are accusing me unfairly.

          • Proud Yoruba

            You go for it first and take your Otueke baboon with you because soon he will be in a maximum security prison. Now go away, you are now a pest.

          • Eroli Reuben

            You ought to be grateful for my kind hearted suggestion to you and stop debasing an otherwise stimulating conversation

        • Eroli Reuben

          He left the billions alright in the treasury. But he failed to fix our roads, he failed to fix the railways, he failed to fix the airports. GEJ eventhough is not a angel himself. Under took major projects like Four Major dams, major highways, IPP, Airports, re equipped the army , re equipped the Navy, tackled agriculture and build major food silos over the country.

          • Proud Yoruba

            So why was he fired?

          • Eroli Reuben

            Because the moslems didn’t give a hoot what he did unless he was one of theirs.

          • Proud Yoruba

            You are a liar and a baboon. Your Jona killed over 20,000 of the Kanuris in the Northeast because he was to busy painting airports, and you still expect them to vote for him? The Chibok girls, he said they were not missing for nineteen days, he sat on his perch like a baboon doing nothing, you think they will still vote for him? Jona has the honor of being the only president that lost territory to a rag tag army, and you still want them to vote for him?

          • Eroli Reuben

            So Jonathan is responsible for the homicides by the Kanuris against themselves. My brother, read the advent of Islam in Nigeria. Or, even read Islam in Nigeria by whatever source. You will realize that the Islamic radicalization began in Northern Nigeria 60 years ago . The said radicalism is what led to boko haram and by consequence the killings in Northern Nigeria. Our problem in Nigeria is that we do not view existentialist issues with the critical intelect required to identify the problem. We just cast aspersions to any present red herring distraction.

  • jaiyeoba1

    why was he looking remorseless? the man he not happy has he vacated the seat.

    • worried guy.

      English is not your first language , l can see.

      • Jaja Majaja

        same with you…..English is not your first language ,except you are British , American or Canadian.

      • Bitter Truth

        The Yorubas have a knack for very bad english language.

  • olu

    Nigerians should bury the hatchet. Let this man enjoy a deserved retirement from partisan politics the weight of which has been but heavy burden on him. Let him now find his true calling which I do not venture to know. But what I know is, politics is definitely not his calling. his mind belongs elsewhere but for his overbearing wife that pushed him overboard. I hope the lady will learn a thing or two about power being transient.

  • agbobu

    . GOODLUCK JONATHAN IS NOT A HERO BUT A DISGRACE. HE WAS AT THE HEAD OF THE MOST THE WORST CORRUPT AND VERY USELESS ADMINISTRATION IN THE HISTORY OF NIGERIA. GOODLUCK JONATHAN INSTITUTIONALISED VERY MASSIVE OFFICIAL CORRUPTION, MADE IT A NORM AN ETHOS IN OUR POLITY. GOODLUCK JONATHAN VANDALISED AND CANNIBALISED NIGERIA AND MADE USE AN DUMP THE WATCH WORD AND THE YARD STICK. HE THREW IN THE TOWEL AND CONCEDED BECAUSE HE KNEW THAT, THE GAME IS UP, THE PEOPLE ARE FED UP WITH HIS VERY CLUELESS ADMINISTRATION AND ARE VERY PREPARED TO RISE UP AND RESIST HIS INTRANSIGENCE, IF HE DID NOT ACCEPT A FEW WOEFUL AND A VERY THROUGH DEFEAT IN THE ELECTION. GOODLUCK JONATHAN WAS A PRESIDENT FOR A VERY FEW IJAW PERSONS, SOME VERY FEW VERY SELFISH CHARLATANS, CLOWNS AND PRAISE SINGERS AROUND HIM.. HE WAS NOT A PRESIDENT OF NIGERIA. HISTORY AND POSTERITY WILL REMEMBER GOODLUCK JONATHAN FOR WHAT HE IS, A VERY MITIGATED, VERY WOEFUL AND ABYSMAL FAILURE.

    • worried guy.

      Agbobu or whatever you’re called, you are a big fool ! You will never be wiser than you currently are! You have never been at the helms of affairs of any association and you will never be. Jonathan has served Nigeria to the best of his ability.
      You have no statistics on anything just hear say …You should commit suicide or else go fuck yourself and in hell too.

    • charles mikel

      You are a fool. You are a tribalist..you stupid Yoruba’s and Hausa’s has been running Nigeria for 46 yrs. Can you point to the achievements of Gowon,murtala,shagari,obasanjo,babangida compared to goodluck who was there for only six years. The Yoruba person is always an educated stupid tribalist. Where you ppl when Nigeria was really corrupt. Becaiyou people are tribalists your reasoning are always childish and stupid for any right thinking person. Go and learn how to reason and stop your tribalistic propaganda

    • charles

      Not only r u a cow, but u r a sick one. Maybe you would have preferred s/one like ameachi or IBB in Jonathan’s shoe and let’s see if you won’t be trekking to Sudan by now
      Ur mates dey poultry. … join them

    • Bitter Truth

      Agbobu believes rumours he or she reads in the media. It shows that
      such a person is a moron and hopeless, blaming his or her failure on the government.

      The infrastructure GEJ has put
      on ground cannot be achieved without spending money. No other administration in Nigeria has performed as GEJ has done.

  • nnanta

    ‘History will vindicate the just ‘ – Nnamdi Azikiwe

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  • Wilcox

    any one that said Jonathan is a disgrace is a fool,
    he a man of honour, a leader the world must learn from, a hero of mind,
    a time will come when Nigeria will honour Jonathan
    for his works