Former President Goodluck Jonathan Thursday in Abuja visited President Muhammadu Buhari in the State House.
The former president who was driven into the Presidential Villa at about 2.58pm, was received by State House Chief of Protocol, Lawan Kazaure, before walking into the waiting hands of the president in his office.
However, the closed-door meeting was so brief as it did not last for more than 10 minutes, before the former president came out of Buhari’s office, entered into his car and was driven off.
Stop These Insults Against Jonathan
October 11, 2019 3:09 am0
Ebiowei Tarila condemns the attempt to relegate former President Goodluck Jonathan to the background in his home state, Bayelsa
*Tarila writes from Yenogoa
It is the Holy Book that declares that ‘the heart of man is desperately wicked’ asking, ‘who can know it?’ That might be a fitting question for some elements in Bayelsa State who recently launched a direct attack on former President Goodluck Jonathan, the erstwhile godfather and political mentor of Governor Henry Seriake Dickson. The article, “What do Jonathan and Wife Want in Bayelsa?” smells strongly of the voice of Jacob and the hand of Esau. The entire piece drips of bile, infamy and acute show of malignant disloyalty, the type associated with legendary ingrates.
In a desperate bid to tar the image of former President Jonathan, the piece tried to imply that Jonathan was behind the “coerced impeachment” of former Governor Diepreye Peter Solomon Alamieyeseigha. Nothing can be farther from the truth. Those who followed the political developments at the time know the degree of mischief in the said article.
The direct and indirect authors of the article described President Jonathan as an “accidental politician”, implying that he was just lucky to have undeservedly ascended to the peak of the political practice or career. But does the current rulership in Bayelsa need to be reminded how it needed this “accidental politician” to get elected to office in 2011 against the grain of practice of allowing incumbents to have the chance of a second term? Some people had to be sacrificed for another to go up. Jonathan did just that!