Former Presidents Dr.Goodluck Jonathan and Chief Olusegun Obasanjo on Sunday worshipped at St. Stephen’s Anglican Church in Otuoke, Jonathan’s home town.
Both statesmen, the Governor of the State, Seriake Dickson and many other dignitaries joined the Bishop of Ogbia Kingdom, Rev. James Oruwori and other members of his congregation during the 9:00 AM church service.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo in a discussion with the Governor of Bayelsa State, Hon. Seriake Dickson during a Church Service at the St. Stephen’s Church, Otuoke in Ogbia Local Government Area of the State, while former President Goodluck Jonathan and the Chairman of the State Council of Traditional Rulers, His Majesty, King Alfred Diete Spiff look on.
While welcoming Obasanjo to his community church, Jonathan noted that Obasanjo had promised to visit Otuoke in return for his recent visit to Obasanjo’s hometown, adding that he didn’t know it would come so soon.
Former President Jonathan also called for peace and understanding among Nigerians in the bid to enthrone a just society. While presenting his goodwill message to the congregation, Obasanjo described Jonathan as Nigeria’s youngest former President.
He further advised Nigerians to always speak the truth, stressing that he believed in the Biblical verse that, “only the truth shall set you free” and make life meaningful.
The former President also sued for peace, saying: “unless we have peace, we will not have development and if we do not have development, we will not be able to defeat poverty.”
It was the second time Chief Obasanjo would be visiting Ex-President Jonathan at his Otuoke country home in as many days, as Obasanjo had earlier visited him last Friday where he was treated to a private dinner by his host.
Chief Obasanjo left Bayelsa State Sunday afternoon after a three-day visit that saw him commission some private and state projects.