PATIENCE JONATHAN @ 63: MAMA PEACE WAS LIVELY, HUMOROUS AND PATRIOTIC – EAC Latimore Oghenesivbe.
…Says Nigeria Was Vibrant Socioeconomically, More united And Prosperous During Jonathan Administration.
The Executive Assistant to the Governor of Delta State on Communications, Dr Fred Latimore Oghenesivbe has described former Nigeria First Lady, Mrs Patience Jonathan as a detribalised Nigerian, an exceptionally humorous personality, a great patriot and a lively mother of the nation.
The EAC in his goodwill message to Mrs Jonathan on the occasion of her 63rd birthday anniversary celebration and made available to newsmen in Asaba, further asserted that Mama Peace consistently showed interest in the affairs of the nation and laughed when it was necessary and also wept openly when it mattered most.
He noted that when the Chibok girls were kidnapped by Boko Haram militants, Mama Peace wept openly as a mother of the nation and as a concerned parent, pointing out that the nation was more united and vibrant, enjoyable and less stressful during Jonathan administration.
Oghenesivbe said good governance and visionary leadership connotes a deep affection for the people which must reflect in the actions and inactions of leaders as rightly exhibited by the former Nigeria first lady, and which earned her the nick name “Mama Peace.”
“Mama Peace was a true mother of the nation, highly detribalised and very compassionate. Her jokes and high sense of humour lingers in our memories, such that her legacies cannot be overemphasized.
“Dame Patience Jonatgan was deeply pained by the adoption and or kidnap of the Chibok girls and also encouraged her husband to vacate Aso Rock for peace to reign in our country. Today, the world knows the difference between His Excellency Goodluck Jonathan’s administration and the controversial rule of the Buhari administration in terns of candid expression of compassion, proactive and swift response to the yearnings and aspirations of the good people of Nigeria.
“It is on this worthy note that I join my boss the Governor of Delta State, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa, the good people of Delta State and indeed Nigerians to wish our own gallant but peaceful former first lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Dame Patience Jonathan, a happy and superlative birthday anniversary celebration.
“If it pleases the Lord, we may have you again on board, and if not, you remain one of the best Mothers of our nation, Nigeria.
“May the good Lord Jesus Christ and God the Father continue to grant you, your family and our country-Nigrria, abundant peace and prosperity,” Oghenesivbe prayed.