[PHOTO] Obasanjo Calls For Reconciliation, Oneness As He Attends Church With Jonathan In Bayelsa
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Sunday, February 18 worshipped with ex-President Goodluck Jonathan at the St. Stephen Anglican Church, Otuoke Diocese, in Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.
The church service, which was carnival like, had in attendance Governor Seriake Dickson; his deputy, Rear Admiral John Jonah (retd.); Jonathan’s wife, Patience; a former Military Governor of old Rivers State, King Alfred Diete-Spiff and other personalities.
Speaking to the large audience, Obasanjo, who has been in Bayelsa for the past three days where he inaugurated some projects carried out by Dickson’s administration, said there could never be peace in Nigeria without reconciliation and oneness.
The former President, who said he was mostly touched by the children’s performance calling for oneness of Nigeria, noted that the call underpinned the need for reconciliation in the country.
Talking to the Vicar of the church, Rt. Rev. James Oruwari, and the audience, Obasanjo said, “What touched me most in this short gathering is the children coming forward and singing the welcome song and dressed in the attire of different cultures, different tribes and different linguistic groups in Nigeria.