IJAW BODY TO HOST JONATHAN TO RECEPTION
Press Release/4th April 2015.
The Bayelsa Development Forum is making an elaborate plan to host
President Goodluck Jonathan to a heroic welcome reception, as he
prepares to return to the state.
Indications to this effect were contained in a statement by the
Secretary General of the body, Chief Ebimo Anderson, which was made
available to the media in Lagos, yesterday.
The statement said, it had already sent a written letter to the
Bayelsa State government to intimate it of its plan to host the welcome
reception for the president and to also request the support of the
Dickson-led restoration government to enable the group effectively
mobilize Bayelsans across the the state to turn out en-mass for the
While applauding the achievements of the Jonathan administration in
national cohesion and economic development, the group said, the
president’s record of service to the nation will not easily be
“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
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 the
president, all through his presidency and called on Bayelsans to ignore
every propaganda and campaign of calumny against the governor allegedly
being perpetrated by Senator Heineken Lokpobiri on the social media,
citing a fake video, which it said was posted on the YouTube accusing
the governor of leading thugs to invade the court recently.