Monday, September 24, 2018
Advertisement

Jonathan, Obasanjo sit side by side in church

Jonathan, Obasanjo sit side by side in church
February 18
17:53 2018
Advertisement

Former Presidents Goodluck Jonathan and Olusegun Obasanjo sat next to each other at Saint Stephen’s Anglican Church, Otuoke in Bayelsa state, on Sunday.

Both men are of the Anglican fold.

Seriake Dickson, governor of the state and top officials of the Bayelsa state government joined the ex-presidents during the service presided over by James Oruwori, bishop of Ogbia.

While welcoming Obasanjo to his community church, Jonathan said Obasanjo had promised to visit Otuoke in return for his own visit to his hometown.

Jonathan said he did not know it would happen so soon.

The immediate past president also called for peace and understanding among Nigerians in the bid to enthrone a just society.

While presenting his goodwill message to the congregation, Obasanjo described Jonathan as Nigeria’s youngest former president.

The former presidents with clerics at the end of service

He advised Nigerians to always speak the truth, saying he believed in the Biblical verse that, “only the truth shall set you free” and make life meaningful.

The former president also sued for peace, saying: “unless we have peace, we will not have development and if we do not have development, we will not be able to defeat poverty.”

That was the second time Obasanjo visited Jonathan in Otuoke during his recent trip to the state.

The elder statesman was hosted to a private dinner in Jonathan’s house on Friday.

Obasanjo left Bayelsa on Sunday afternoon after a three-day visit that saw him inaugurate some projects.

RECEIVE ALERTS FROM THECABLE

BBM CHANNEL C0038F78B
WHATSAPP 08113975334
TWITTER @thecableng
Copyright 2018 TheCable. All rights reserved. This material, and other digital content on this website, may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or in part without prior express written permission from TheCable.
Tags
Advertisement

Social Comments

1 Comment

  1. DR YAKUBU MAFULLUL
    DR YAKUBU MAFULLUL February 19, 13:40

    I HAVE ALWAYS REGARDED OBASANJO AS A HERO, AND ELDER STATESMAN. HIS PLACE IN HISTORY IS ASSURED. SO ALSO, JONATHAN. JONATHAN’S PLACE IN HISTORY IS ASSURED, FOR SAVING NIGERIA FROM BURNING DOWN TO ASHES, WHICH BUHARI AND HIS PEOPLE, WANTED TO SEE HAPPEN, IF HE DID NOT “WIN” THE 2015 ELECTIONS.TO GOV DICKSON, I SAY CONGRATUALTIONS FOR A WORTHY EVENT, WHICH I HAD THE PRIVILEGE TO WATCH ON THE SATELLITE TV. LONG LIFE BAYELSA, LONG LIFE NIGERIA!!

    Reply to this comment

Write a Comment

Your email address will not be published.
Required fields are marked *

*

 
Advertisement

Advertisement
Advertisement
 

Exchange Rates

September 21, 2018USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK360.45480.18420.32
LAGOS360485425
KANO361483423
PH362482423
ABUJA362481423
NOTE: The black market rates represent the most prevalent. They could be slightly higher or lower among different sellers.
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement