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I Would Not Have Become President If Not For Alamieyeseigha’s Roles, Says Jonathan

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has assured the Bayelsa State government and the Alamieyeseigha family of his commitment to efforts geared towards giving him a befitting state burial.
Dr. Jonathan gave the assurance, on Friday, when he paid a condolence visit to the deceased family at Opolo in Yenagoa, the state capital.

The former president, who is scheduled to travel to Tanzania where he is expected to spend about 12 days, promised to be fully involved in the burial arrangements as soon as he returns to the country.
Accompanied by Governor Seriake Dickson, Dickson’s deputy, Rear Admiral Gboribiogha John Jonah (Retd) and other dignitaries, Dr. Jonathan said he received the death of Chief Alamieyeseigha with a rude shook, stressing that the deceased stood firmly for Bayelsa, the Ijaw people and the South-South geo-political region.
Dr. Jonathan traced his relationship with Alamieyeseigha to the days of the United Nigeria Congress Party (UNCP), one of the five political parties formed during the administration of late General Sani Abacha.

Assuring the Alamieyeseighas, especially the wife and children of his continued support, Dr. Jonathan acknowledged that without the role the former Bayelsa State governor played in his life, he would not have risen to become president of Nigeria.
According to Jonathan, “I knew Alamieyeseigha during the UNCP days, when we were working for him. I never knew I was going to be his deputy governor because that was not my interest then.
“From that time, the political evolution in the country and the state brought me to run with him. From 1999, we’ve been together. He always took me as his younger brother. Our relationship was not that of a governor and his deputy but that of an elder and a younger brother.
“Alamieyeseigha meant well for Bayelsans, stood very firmly for the Ijaw people and wanted to advance the South-South. He’s somebody we’ve collectively missed,” he said.
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11 comments

  1. Balogun Adesina

    He meant well for his people’s by LOOTING the state treasury Mr Stealing is not Corruption.

  2. Adekunle Opeyemi

    Yes, that’s why he looted their coffers

  3. That’s straight: He meant well ONLY to his family not anybody.

  4. Nigeria Property

    That’s our money in which Jonathan said they are going to use for state burial for money launderer. There is God!!!

  5. Treasure Ozioma

    OBJ killed Alamco, there will be vengeance.

  6. As far as am concern u guys r irresponsible because for such statement. Hope when u die people wil say things negative about u perfect being

  7. Paul Paul

    The Hero of the South-South meant well for the Region. We will mourn him for many years to come. Adieu the Commander General.

  8. Jamiu Raji Rassaki

    mai gworo must exhibit his talent anyday,anytime.see them all talking trash as pple that sucked directly frm mad cow@muhammed and co.the money he looted is their oil money,you can do so wth your groundnut money.

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