Former President Goodluck Jonathan and Governor Douye Diri, on Monday, called on the political class in Bayelsa State to love one another and unite for the progress and development of the state.
They spoke at the year’s annual thanksgiving day celebration of the state which took place at the Ecumenical Centre, Yenagoa.
Jonathan, in his remarks, stressed that the business of governance should become the focus of all politicians after every elections, irrespective of their political parties.
The governor said, “We should be building bridges in this state and not burning our bridges. This is not the time to continue in litigations. This is the time to build, and bring our ideas to the table.
“I you have the idea of a blue economy, bring it to the table we are ready to accept it. If you have an idea of green economy, bring it to the table.”
Also speaking, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, who was represented by the Special Adviser to the President on Religious Matters, Seyi Malomo, noted that “thanksgiving is ingrained in all the cultures of the people of Nigeria.”
He described thanksgiving as a very important aspect of life, and advised the government and people of Bayelsa to not reduce the essence of thanksgiving.
Also speaking, the national president of the PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, said that Nigeria was in great pain and distress.
He, however, expressed hope that God would do something new to move Nigeria forward, stressing that the people of Bayelsa were also expecting great things from the administration of Governor Diri.
In his sermon, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, who took his bible text from Revelation 3:7-8, said that “every door shut against Bayelsa shall be fully opened.”