Immediate former President Goodluck Jonathan and his wife, Patience, are hosting former president Olusegun Obasanjo to a private dinner in their home in Bayelsa State.
It would be recalled that Obasanjo fell out and publicly rebuffed Goodluck Jonathan whilst the latter sought re-election in 2015. Obasanjo’s opposition to Jonathan is considered by political pundits as a contribution to Jonathan’s failure to win the hotly contested elections that ushered in the current President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.
Upon arrival to the state, Obasanjo, who was received by the state governor, Seriake Dickson, in company with some top government officials in the state, inaugurated a government specialist hospital in the state and unveiled the Bayelsa Heliport which was renamed after the first military administrator of the defunct Rivers State, Alfred Diete-Spiff.
Obasanja said “20 years ago when I came to Bayelsa for campaign, there was no space to gather people, but today, there is great difference.
“Yes, for full development to take place in Bayelsa, there must be accessibility in terms of transportation, communication and health care delivery.
“I must tell you, for six hours I am here, I have seen something to convince me that Bayelsa is already in transformation stage.
“The health facility here is second to none…
“The foundation of any human mind is education. A leader who does not give his people quality education, will perish with his people.
“The root cause of militancy is lack of education, if you don’t build schools, that means you have to prepare for unstable society.
“The only investment that lasts and that does not need repair is education”.