Delta State Governor, Sen Ifeanyi Okowa, has strongly condemned Tuesdays’s attack on a former President of the country, Goodluck Jonathan, at his Otuoke home in Bayelsa State.
In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Olisa Ifeajika in Asaba, the governor said the incident was disturbing and unwarranted, noting that it was more condemnable because the former President was a peace loving man who always preached peaceful political engagements.
He stated that Jonathan had been a great patriot and a promoter of peaceful politics, and did not deserve to be attacked in his home town or anywhere else.
“I join men of goodwill in condemning the attack on former President Goodluck Jonathan, who has been a great patriot and exemplary leader.
“It is pathetic and shameful that unknown gunmen could attack a leader who had, on several occasions, said his ‘ambition was not worth the blood of any Nigerian’.
“On behalf of the government and people of Delta, I condemn the attack on our dear former President.
“I also commiserate with him on the unfortunate demise of a gallant soldier who lost his life in the attack.
“I call on the police and other security agencies to fish out those behind the attack and bring them to justice.
“I also urge the Federal Government to beef up security around the former Nigerian leader,” Okowa said.
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