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Jonathan Returns Home To Heroic Welcome

By Editorial board
30 May 2015   |   2:59 am
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.
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.