Posted by News Express | 31 May 2015 | 2,842 times
Former President Goodluck Jonathan on Saturday attributed his successful political career to the efforts of the impeached Governor of Bayelsa Chief DSP Alamieyeseigha.
Jonathan, who was speaking at the thanksgiving service to round off the civic reception organised in his honour by Bayelsa State Government noted that he remained grateful to the former governor.
Jonathan equally expressed gratitude to his aides and associates, noting that Alamieyeseigha discovered and mentored him into politics.
“I am grateful to my aides and all those that worked with me to ensure our success, even the business community, some of them are here with us, my wife and myself we thank you, we owe you so much.
“I will not forget to thank Chief DSP Alamieyeseigha, without him I won’t have been here talking about being a former president, at a time I was not even thinking about being a commissioner in the state he invited me to run with him.
“Of course, that is why I am here to also thank him. Without him it would not have been possible. Nobody would have heard about Jonathan,” he said.
Jonathan said that even as a former president, he remained committed to the development of his community, Bayelsa and the nation at large.
Speaking earlier, Governor Seriake Dickson noted that the feat attained by the former president as a ‘Hero of Democracy’ was an act of God and justified the need for the thanksgiving service.
The Guest Speaker at the event held at St Peters Anglican Church, Yenagoa, Dr Uma Ukpai, noted that Jonathan remained consistent despite the various obstacles that confronted him, describing him as a considerate leader.
He observed that obstacles in life were meant to make people resilient.
“If in life, you have no problem, it means that God has forgotten you and the devil has rejected you. We are measured in life by the enormity of the problems we solve,” Ukpai said.
The President of Christian Association of Nigeria, Rev Ayo Oritsejafor, and the President , Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, Rev. Felix Omobude, President led other clergymen in offering prayers for Jonathan, Bayelsa and for peace and security of Nigeria.
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