Goodluck Jonathan’s stay at the Aso Rock to some is a blessing to Nigeria, Others an eye-opener to Nigerian Democracy while others a waste to the IJAWS.
It is no news to the comment credit to Governor of Bayelsa state, Hon Seriaki Dickson who reacted to the stay of Jonathan in the villa as a Waste of opportunity to the Ijaws while addressing crowd of people at the Ijaw house during the celebration of Adaka Boro.
Meanwhile, people have read meanings to his speech which has also attracted bantams of words in the social media where so take it as an insult to the former president Goodluck Jonathan while others credited it as a well deserved comment. Below are comments generated on Facebook.
Sam Patrick Dogitimi In as much as I’d love to share your sentiments, permit me to disagree. Goodluck was a President of Nigeria to Nigerians and not Bayelsa to Bayelsans. While Goodluck was performing his duties as the President of Nigeria, it is only Natural that the Governor of Bayelsa should also perform his duties as a governor.
I do not think Goodluck developed AkwaIbom, Calabar, or even Rivers State. Good luck did not develop the FCT or Lagos state. Good luck did not develop Kano. The credit go to the Governors. The sole responsibility of the President is to make sure each state resources gets to them and during Jonathan’s tenure, I do not think Bayelsa State was owed a single time. As a matter of fact, it was then we heard a lot of stories including Indomie cartons transactions.
I cannot verify all of those though but my point is this, in a Federal System, we have division of labour. If it was the President’s duty to develop Bayelsa State, there would be no need for a Governor in Bayelsa State. Let’s s all be honest.