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2023: Jonathan Visits Governor Sule In Nasarawa




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Former President, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, on Wednesday, visited the Governor of Nasarawa State, Abdullahi Sule.

Naija News reports that the former Nigerian leader met with the governor behind closed doors at the Government House in Lafia, the state capital.

Speaking with reporters after the private meeting, Jonathan commended the state government for the warm reception accorded him, stressing that his visit to the state was personal and private.

He also appreciated the members of the State Executive Council who were on hand to welcome him at the airport as if he was still the President.

He said: “Let me sincerely thank the Governor and the government of Nasarawa State for giving me this reception.  Because I told the Governor I was coming as a private visitor.  We had some conversations with him on some personal, private issues.  And I am surprised that the whole executive council gathered to give me this warm reception as if I am still sitting as the president of the country.

“I didn’t even know that you have completed the airport in Nasarawa.   If I had known there was an airport, I would have asked a friend to drop me off. I wouldn’t have stayed on the road for almost three hours. I have to thank you for what you are doing. Continue to do that for the  people.”

Responding, governor Sule thanked the former president for his interest in the state, which he said, will be mutually beneficial.

Sule particularly appreciated Jonathan for his role in sustaining peace and democracy in the country and in Africa, stressing that the country’s democracy may have been truncated in 2015 without his action.

He said: “The whole country has a love for you because, without you, the democracy that we had in 2015 and practicing today wouldn’t have been possible.

“I thank you sincerely, Sir. I continue to thank you for the good work that you continue to do for this country and for the world for peace not only in Africa but the world.  may God continue to give you long life, and good health so that you do whatever it is for the nation.

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Naija News reports that Jonathan also paid a courtesy call to the Emir of Lafia, HRH, Justice Sidi Bage Muhammad (rtd).