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Bayelsa Forum Plans Grand Reception For President Jonathan

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BEVERLY HILLS, April 04, (THEWILL) – The Bayelsa Development Forum is making an elaborate plan to host President Goodluck Jonathan to a heroic welcome reception as he prepares to return to the state after losing the presidential election to Gen. Muhammadu Buhari..

In a statement issued on Saturday by the Secretary-General of BDF, Chief Ebimo Anderson, the Forum said it had already sent a written letter to the Bayelsa State Government to intimate it of its plan to host the welcome reception for Jonathan.

The BDF also requested the support of Bayelsa State Governor, Henry Seriake Dickson, to enable it effectively mobilise Bayelsans across the state to turn out en-mass for the event.

The Forum, while applauding the achievements of the Jonathan administration in national cohesion and economic development, said his record of service to the nation will not easily be forgotten.

“As Ijaw people and proud Bayelsans, even though, we are deeply pained by the loss of our son at the polls, we are grateful to God and Nigerians for entrusting one of our own with the responsibility of leading this great nation at a time when it was thought impossible that a minority from the South-South will hold the highest office in the land.

“We are indeed glad that President Jonathan did not disappoint us as a nation by his sterling leadership and in the process making history,” the statement said.

The statement expressed gratitude to Governor Dickson for standing by President Jonathan, all through his Presidency and called on Bayelsans to ignore every propaganda and campaign of calumny against the governor allegedly being perpetrated by Senator Heineken Lokpobiri on the social media.

Anderson cited a fake video, which it said was posted on the YouTube accusing the governor of leading thugs to invade the court recently.