Saturday, 29 March 2014
Friday, 7 March 2014
President Jonathan who was expected in Yenagoa in the early hours on Thursday kept him expected to the evening when he was said to have arrived government House. Some media men especially amongst publishers who wanted to cast a gimps of their brother, the President, but they were disappointed to their bones as there was no way they could see the President.
Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, according to a Publisher of one of the Yenagoa based newspapers who pleaded anonymity recalled how the indigenous Press supported the political career of the president right from the time he was deputy governor and governor in the State to date and wondered why they were being sidelined now. Our source who regretted the level of degradation
and deliberate exclusion of the Bayelsa State Indigenous Press in the scheme of things commented on the non accreditation of Bayelsa Journalists to participate in National events.
"When Dr. Jonathan became Vice President we thought we were very close to the Villa because of his elevation, but we were wrong to think so, because nothing happened in that direction. When he became President in fact we thought that now nothing could stop us, but that was also wrong. Some very important national program mes like the "Silver Jubilee for Nigeria Independence and the Centenary Celebration",which pulled Journalist from all over the Country and diaspora to Abuja, but Bayelsans, the President's people were denied accreditation", our source narrated.
He concluded that this kind of embarrassment had affected their zeal to cover presidential program-mes.
|HIS EXCELLENCY ADMIRAL GBORIBIOGHA JOHN JONAH [RTD.]|
Your Excellency, we are very grateful to be part of this great celebration of life, seeing that your journey in life has been that of humble beginning to stardom. As a Military Officer, you left behind indelible footprints as an Excellent Officer in the service of the nation.
Your Choice as the Deputy Governor of Bayelsa State was a great blessing which fruit the people of the State have enjoyed in the past two years of your Leadership. Now, adding another year to your life shows that you are now more experienced, more visionary and more of every good thing than before.
Golden Pen Newspaper appreciates your Humility and Commitment to Excellence in Service to God to Bayelsa State and to humanity. CONGRATULATION YOUR EXCELLENCY!
Signed; Chief O.G.Evans Tubonah