I ‘ll talk at appropriate time – Jonathan

President Goodluck Jona­than has promised to break his silence on his experience in office and other sundry issues at the appro­priate time.

Ha gave the assurance when State House correspondents approached him for interview at the end of the Good Friday Service organised by the Aso Villa Chapel.

He said, “Don’t worry, I will talk to you at the appropriate time,” amidst smile as he made his way from the chapel to his official resi­dence.

His wife, Dame Patience Jona­than and mother, Madam Eunice Jonathan, were absent at the three-hour service that featured the Seven Words of Christ on the Cross, but Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayel­sa State and the Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Christians Pilgrims Commission, Mr. John Kennedy- Okpara were present.

Others were the Chairman of the Federal Civil Service Commission, Mrs. Joan Ayo; Managing Direc­tor of the News Agency of Nigeria, Mr. Ima Niboro; and the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Power, Ambassador Godknows Igali as well as personal aides of the President.

The seven short exhortations that accompanied the seven lessons by different members of the congrega­tion were liken to Jonathan’s sacri­fice to keep the county one by con­ceding defeat in the last Saturday’s presidential elections and congratu­lating the President-elect, Gen. Mu­hammadu Buhari of the All Progres­sives Congress to the sacrifice Jesus Christ made to safe mankind.

All seven members who took the lessons agreed that that bold step taken by the president at the appro­priate time was commendable.

They urged him to remain focused because his future is in the hands of God.

“This man (Jonathan) said here that he is the most criticised Presi­dent and he prophesied that by the time he would be leaving, he will be the most celebrated President. That has come to pass with the way he is being celebrated worldwide for con­ceding defeat,” one of the clergymen who led intercessory prayers said.

The service also featured rendi­tions of special hymns as well as in­tercessory prayers for the President, for peace and for the country at large.

In his short remarks, the Aso Villa Chaplain, Venerable Obioma Onwu­zurumba, urged the Bayelsa gover­nor to tell Bayelsans that the congre­gation was happy even in the darkest hour and urged them to follow suit.

He announced that the first Sun­day in May, which falls on the 3rd, is thanksgiving service for the first family, adding that is for them to have a glorious exit into a more glo­rious service to the nation.

He also said the yearly presiden­tial prayer and breakfast meeting which usually holds after Easter cel­ebrations will hold on May 25, and will also be an opportunity for the Christian community to also cele­brate the president since it will be his last before exiting office on May 29.

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