Sunday 5 April 2015

I Was In A Cage For 16 Good Years – Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan on Sunday, April
5, looked back at his years of service from
being the deputy governor of his home state,
Bayelsa, to when he became the President of
the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Speaking while receiving residents of the
Federal Capital Territory led by Vice President
Namadi Sambo who paid him Easter homage at
the Presidential Villa, Abuja, President Jonathan
said, “I think it is enough”, Punch reports.

The President said he had no doubt that he is
the luckiest Nigerian.

He said, “For me as an individual, this Easter
coincides with the time I am leaving but I
always say that I am one of the luckiest
Nigerians. I am yet to see somebody luckier
than me.

“From 1999, I was in the hands of government
for 16 years. Not just in government as a
parliamentarian because if you are a Senator
or House of Representatives member, you take
care of yourself, you live in your own house.

“I was in a cage, being taken care of by the
government. From May 29, 1999 to date; 16
good years. I think it is enough and I am happy,
help me to thank God for that.

“I will continue to thank Nigerians for giving me
that privilege. I became a deputy governor
because Bayelsans voted for me and my
governor then. I became a Vice President
because Nigerians voted for Yar’Adua and

“I continued in 2011 because Nigerians voted
for me and Architect Namadi Sambo.

I have to
thank all Nigerians. Wherever I will be, I will
remain grateful to this great country.

Today is
a glorious day for me.”
Jonathan said Easter, being a period of
sacrifice, Nigerians should be ready to make
sacrifice for the survival of the government
irrespective of who is the President at a given

He said even since his days as deputy
governor in his home state, he kept telling
people that what he needed from them was
patriotism and not loyalty.
Commending the Nigerian military and Police
Force, President Jonathan cited the examples
of soldiers and policemen who he said were
dying daily in their fight against Boko Haram in
order for others to live.
However, when accosted by state house
correspondent at a church service, President
Jonathan said he would remain silent on the
issues and activities surrounding his tenure as
President until a time he considers right to open
up to Nigerians.

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