Aftermath presidency, Bayelsa group plans heroic welcome for Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan

The Bayelsa Development Forum, BDF, has said it is making an elaborate plan to host President Goodluck Jonathan to a “heroic welcome reception”, as he prepares to return to the state.

This is contained in a statement issued on Saturday by the Secretary-General of BDF, Ebimo Anderson.

Mr. Jonathan became the first Nigerian incumbent president to lose an election after he was defeated by Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the March 28 polls.

The organization said it has already sent a written letter to the Bayelsa State government to intimate it of its plan to host the welcome reception for Mr. Jonathan.

It said it also requested the support of the Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, to enable it effectively mobilize Bayelsans across the state to turn out en-mass for the event.

While applauding what it said were the achievements of the Jonathan administration in national cohesion and economic development, the forum said the president’s record of service to the nation will not easily be forgotten.

“As Ijaw people and proud Bayelsans, even though, we are deeply pained by the loss of our son at the polls, we are grateful to God and Nigerians for entrusting one of our own with the responsibility of leading this great nation at a time when it was thought impossible that a minority from the South-South will hold the highest office in the land,” Mr. Anderson said.

“We are indeed glad that President Jonathan did not disappoint us as a nation by his sterling leadership and in the process making history.”

The statement further thanked Governor Dickson for standing by Mr. Jonathan, all through his presidency and called on Bayelsans to ignore every propaganda and campaign of calumny against the governor allegedly being perpetrated by a senator, Heineken Lokpobiri, on social media.

Mr. Anderson also claimed that a video showing the governor leading thugs to disrupt a court proceeding is fake. Mr. Dickson has faced criticisms from Nigerians after PREMIUM TIMES and others published the video which went viral showing attacks on a Bayelsa court and persons present in the court while armed security officials either looked away or aided the attackers.


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  • joncolinas

    The man, called Jonathan, failed South south and he should not be celebrated or welcomed. I understand his own home town of Otueke has no pipe borne water and electricity but he kept on developing North to please them. The United Nations report on environmental degradation due to oil, says that it will take up to 40 years to clean it up. Jonathan, shunned the report and started developing North.

    He made wealth for himself and his family and impoverished his own home town and South south at large. Does he now, expect a fulani man to go and clean up the oil pollution in Niger Delta?

    He went to North and started building schools for almanjiris. There is nowhere in the world where Federal Government is responsible for building primary or secondary schools for State Government. That is the responsibility of Northern State Governments. Jonathan is a failure to South south. He should be ashamed of himself.

    Anyone is free to post and repost this piece or even send it to a failed Jonathan.

    • Bin Fodio

      Mr. Joncolinas,
      Knowing the culture of your people, I believe Jonathan must have allocated huges sums of money from the NDDC and the US20billion loot to Otueke for its development. But as usual your leaders chop-chop the money to the detriment of the common man. SO don’t blame the man Mr. President – blame rather those who chopped the money.

      • Hank

        Haha too funny…this is why Buhari will be better than Goodluck. Buhari will never allocate money for chop-chop. No one is talking about doing something about the oversized population of Nigeria…I bet they don’t see that as serious problem.

      • joncolinas

        I am writing as a outsider and not one of Jonathan’s tribe.

        • joncolinas

          Correction: as an outsider and not a ….

    • Olu Ade

      He was busy lining the pockets of Militants like Dokubo, Tompolo and others who are now instant billionaires. He did not forget all the sycophants that he surrounded himself with but he forgot Nigeria and Nigerian masses.

    • Mee Man

      And he let loose Boko Haram on the North and lost the Chibok girls, while Asari Dokubu and his South-South terrorists gets millions of dollars from Jonathan in “pipeline security contracts”!

  • Ernesto Che Guevara

    I comrade Ernesto Che Guevara have already arranged a rousing welcome for the Otuoke CLOWN. Please check the picture below. The Clown forgot to even build a bridge to his village.

    • joncolinas

      That clown of a man, called Jonathan, is a monumental failure to his village and to south south.

      • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

        Straight to Otuoke.

    • Arabakpura

      I hope you are putting this talent into proper use! Very hilarious!

  • Ernesto Che Guevara

    Jonathan failed monumentally. The East West road section running through Bayelsa is incomplete, the so called Yenagoa International airport is swampy bush with only a sign board at the road side to identify the bush area. The Clown procrastinated and forgot that charity begins at home. Not even a presidential library in Otuoke.

    • Arabakpura

      But there is the University of Otuoke! Don’t tempt him into stealing money to build the library. They will build one in his name in due course. The only problem is that he doesn’t read!

      • joncolinas

        The basic necessities that Otuoke people need are water, road and electricity and they don’t have it. They have a State University and another Federal University will not make that of a difference. That man, called Jonathan, has failed his people and has failed South south. He only came to develop North to please them. Shame on that man, called Jonathan.

        • Arabakpura

          So many things are stacked against him; minority mentality, inferiority complex alias gentleness, cluelessness, Wagnerian mother as wife, beautiful women in the name of 35% affirmative action, and lately card readers that couldn’t identify him as the president of the federal republic!
          He deserves pity and mercy!

  • Ernesto Che Guevara

    This old man who promised us hell has been very quiet of late. Papa Clark where u dey? Hope say no wahala? Ogogoro don finish?

  • Spoken word

    How nice of them to welcome back a failure.

  • tundemash

    That is their idea of mourning and no one should deny them that right. I never knew delusion could affect a multitude of people at same time !

    Meanwhile, I will implore the Bayelsa Development Forum, BDF to push for the investure of Dumbo Jo as the life President of Bayelsa. This way, he could implement those “brilliant” ideas he was promising every tom, dick & harry, at Bayelsa and make the ungrateful and unappreciative Nigerians to be jealous of the great strides Bayelsa would make under the Cl0wn Prince of Otuoke.

  • Mee Man

    Nigerians have a choice on April 11 2015 – (a) continue as a failed people and a failed state under PDP or (b) reject the PDP and tell them that their 16 years of corruption, rape and robbery of Nigeria cannot continue unpunished. Nigeria already change for a new President.

    Now it’s time to flush the PDP party and the PDP corrupt governors and corrupt senators down the toilet of Nigeria history.

  • kunle

    what is all these noise about heroic act by jonathan………..so he was not suppose to loose ? when he lost, he was not suppose to accept ? yes he accepted defeat and congratulated the winner, like they do in civilised world…….. thanks to jona and nice first of its kind in nigeria…….. there is nothing heroic about that… his act only brought nigeria near the gate of civilised world……….

  • dave jacob

    Self-placatory!!!

  • Majek tunde

    They are looking to “corner”some money for themselves, thieff

  • Sith Lord

    it is only in Nigeria that someone will fail as a governor, become vice president, president , steal lose and fail woefully and when he returns home he is celebrated as a hero.

  • Sith Lord

    The lord works in mysterious way. Goodluck jonathan is indeed good luck. His becoming president was just in the divine scheme of how God will bring about a leader that will put Nigeria on the right part. Believe me, if a yoruba, hausa, or igbo PDP man had been president we wouldn’t be talking about credible elections and Buhari. The goodluck in goodluck jonathan wasnt jonathans goodluck but Nigerians goodluck. Maybe Nigerians are yet to understand that what was he looking at when Jega went on to initiate the move for PVCs and Card readers. A right thinking PDP person would never make such mistake.

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  • Daniel Ikwuagwu

    No head bowed. He has achieved for the South-South what may take over a decade for any region to achieve. No matter how we see it, he has set a remarkable precedent- that it is possible to leave the exalted seat without setting the nation aflame.

    Gen Abdulsallam set the pace years back. God bless him for his support for the president. Tripping is not outright failure. It may just be a needed retreat. I beg Dr Jonathan to chose his friends wisely next time. Most of them (sycophants extra-ordinary) dug his grave, long before the loss at the polls.

    A golden fish, remains one. Even (especially) in the dark.

  • citizenka

    If only GEJ could say leave me alone to this kind of people.
    The say the video of the thug governor is fake and they consider GEJ a president that has achieved a lot no wonder the man lost so much support.