Goodluck Jonathan Visits Obasanjo, held closed door meeting
Former President Goodluck Jonathan was in Ibogun Olaogun village in Ifo Local government area of Ogun State, where he went to visit the fellow former president, Obasanjo. News gathered the both held about 30 minutes meeting consequently.
It was gathered that Gooluck who came in the company of few of his former aides was received by Obasanjo’s security aides who received him. Women, Pastors, muslim clerics among others were also engaged to welcome Goodluck Jonathan on his arrival to the community. Even the governor of the state was made known to be present in welcoming Goodluck Jonathan.
On arrival, Obasanjo who was seen playing local game, had to this to say in his remark after they have had the close door meeting.
He said “the first point I want to make is to thank you very sincerely and most sincerely for taking it upon yourself to pay us a visit at this point in time and at this location.
“Secondly, since you left office, you hardly have time to sit down and relax like you have been able to do today and I hope, I sincerely hope and pray for more such relaxed situation where we can reminiscence situations of the past that we have been through in this country and we can also look at what the future portends.
“When leaders come, they have little or no experience, when they have to go is when they have really amassed a lot of experience, acquired wisdom, and they are experienced to be in high demand. For people like you and me who have the grace of God to bow out gracefully, if there is no what I call constitutional office, then we have residual responsibilities for Nigeria.
“ I believe that not only Nigeria, but West Africa, Africa and indeed the world will continue to tap into our experiences, our wisdom and I hope and pray that when you are called upon, you will be more than ready to put your experience, the lessons you have learnt into the service of this country, for Africa and indeed for humanity in general.
“I have said to you before and I will say it again that there are plenty of opportunities out there, within the country, within West Africa, within African and indeed in the larger world where people will want you to make contributions. “I believe that you are resting now and when you have fully rested, you will be hearing from me because I have had the opportunity to go round the world”.
“I thank you sincerely that you have received us as we are in this village and to prove to you that we are in a typical village, I had earlier told you that your village is better than mine.
“I want to say that we have it, Nigeria is a good country and we must never be tired of lifting the country up to the height that God has created it to be. God did not make a mistake when he put all of us together and if He doesn’t want us to be together no power in the world will have made us come together.