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Obasanjo Visits Jonathan in Otueke

Former president Olusegun Obasanjo on Friday paid a courtesy visit to former president Goodluck Jonathan in his country home, Otuoke, Bayelsa State.

The ex-president made this known on his Facebook page where he posted photos of Obasanjo arriving in his home on Friday.

The purpose of the visit is not known as at the time of filing this report.

Obasanjo spoke in Yenagoa during the commissioning of the Bayelsa State Drug Distribution Centre and other state of-the-art health facilities in Yenagoa.

Obasanjo, who was conferred with automatic Bayelsa State citizenship and chieftaincy title, said, “One of the things that struck me about your (Dickson’s) administration is the relative peace that you have maintained in the state. I do not know how you have done it, may be we should all come to learn under your tutelage.

“This is so because one of the things we need to do and do well today in this country is the issue of security. Security is, and of course, stability.

“The point is this: If one state is in peace, secured and safe in Nigeria, it is an example to others and it goes a long way because the aggregate peacefulness, the aggregate security and the aggregate security is what makes for peace, security and stability of our country.

“You called me a Bayelsan and I ought to be. I said to the governor that any good man must feel proud to be called a Bayelsan. Because here, you have seen real transformation. If there is a place where you can say, come and see transformation taking place, this is one place in the country.”

Citizens reacted to the news of Obasanjo’s visit with skepticism. Nigerians are saying the meeting is related to the forthcoming 2019 election and plans to oust the All Progressives Congress, APC, government. They issued warning to Jonathan to be wary of Obasanjo’s moves, querying why Obasanjo who made him lose the 2015 election should be welcomed.

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