Friday, 5 June 2015


Former President
Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan
The former President of Nigeria, His Excellency, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan had been an active member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP),  the party that was before the rift that led to her becoming two parties, namely PDP and a "New PDP", which later changed her name to All Progressive Congress APC.
President Goodluck Jonathan went in full spirit, and as a moving force in the party, he doggedly contested the just conluded election, which he lost unbelievably to Muhammadu Buhari of the APC.
A self respecting Goodluck Jonathan, who got the message through foresight and hindsight, that he was betrayed by the same PDP members who deceived him of their unalloyed loyalty and support.
They collected the money for the elections, running into billions of Naira in the name of mobilising voters to re-elect Dr. Jonathan. They went on to make outrageous political statements with claims of protecting his interest, no matter the weather, rainfall or sunshine, night or day.
But the question is, did they truly support Jonathan? The answer is capital No! It was exactly like the case of Judas Ischariot and of Peter who both betrayed him and denied him when he needed them most. The people of PDP betrayed Jonathan and robbed him of election victory, and today they still disturbing his peace.
The truth is that right now president Jonathan is far above partisan politics and should have nothing to do with any political party in Nigeria, because as a father he has to be neutral. What Jonathan should do is to bid farewell to partisan politics.

Tuesday, 2 June 2015


The withdrawal of the #2.45bn case against the former Bayelsa State Governor, Chief Timipre Sylva  by the Director of Public Prosecution of the Federal Ministry of Justice has been described as a most welcome development
Speaking to the Golden Pen in the Bayelsa State Capital,Yenagoa, a civil servant, who gave his name as Ebiegberi stated that the way the EFCC pursued Sylva from "pillar to post" from one end to the other and on daily basis was unprecedented in the history of Nigeria.
According to him, Chief Sylva as governor of Bayelsa State, displayed high level of integrity by paying salaries as at when due, and embarked on meaningful, and people oriented development projects to the extent of sourcing for funds to pay the salaries, allowances, pensions etc. when the militancy in the Niger Delta was at its peak.
Mr. Ebiegberi observed that, Chief Timipre Sylva who initiated the amnesty idea that was implemented by President, Shehu Musa Yar'Adua of blessed memory deserves honour and protection than been chased around by political interests.
On her own, Lady Virginia said, considering what that young man, Chief Sylva did for the people of Bayelsa and Nigeria, it was wicked for Bayelsan politicians to plot his downfall as to waste him in jail. Everybody know that EFCC has no personal matter against Sylva, but politicians who think they will do better; if he was nailed or put behind bars, thus trying to use the EFCC and the Courts as tools to achieve their selfish ambition.
Lady Virginia, who said she had always been praying for the former governor, said she was very happy with the Federal Ministry of Justice for the  withdrawal of the case, emphsizing that if she was in authority, she would no doubt let him live no matter what, because as she puts it, he is far better than some of those this nation has given amnesty.