I will speak at appropriate time – Jonathan

FILE PHOTO: Former President, Goodluck Jonathan
FILE PHOTO: Former President, Goodluck Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan has promised to break his silence on his experience in office and other issues at the appropriate time.

Mr. Jonathan however did not give an indication as to when will be the appropriate time.

He made the pledge when approached by journalists at the Presidential Villa for an interview, after the Good Friday Service organised by the Aso Villa Chapel.

“Don’t worry, I will talk to you at the appropriate time,” the President said, smiling, as he made his way from the chapel to his official residence.

The seven short exhortations that accompanied the seven biblical lessons all centred on the sacrifice the preachers said Mr. Jonathan had made to keep the county united.

They likened his decision to concede defeat in the last Saturday’s presidential elections to the sacrifice Jesus Christ made to save mankind.

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They also agreed that the bold step taken by the President at the appropriate time was commendable and urged him to remain focused because his future was in the hands of God.

“This man (Jonathan) said here that he is the most criticised President and he prophesied that by the time he will be leaving, he will be the most celebrated President,” one of the clergymen who led the intercessory prayers said. “That has come to pass with the way he is being celebrated worldwide for conceding defeat.”

The service also featured renditions of special hymns as well as intercessory prayers for the President, for peace and for Nigeria at large.

He was accompanied to the service, which lasted for about three hours and featured the Seven Words of Christ on the Cross, by Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State, and the Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Christians Pilgrims Commission, John Kennedy-Okpara.

Others were the Chairman of the Federal Civil Service Commission, Joan Ayo; Managing Director of the News Agency of Nigeria, Ima Niboro; and the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Power, Godknows Igali.

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