By Kalu Kalu, Umuahia
Nigeria’s Former First Lady, Dame Patience Goodluck Jonathan, has applauded the Governor of Abia State, South East, Nigeria, Dr. Alex Otti, for the infrastructure uplift, affirming that the Governor has started well.
Dame Jonathan, who stopped by at Nvosi, Isialangwa South Local Government Area of the State, the country home of Governor Otti, congratulated him for cleaning up the State and freeing the streets of putrid stench.
With her maternal roots from Abia (originally from Rivers State) and married to the former Nigeria’s President, Goodluck Jonathan, who hails from Bayelsa State, Southern Nigeria, the erstwhile First Lady described Governor Otti as her brother and mentor.
“This is my home and I have come to visit my brother, my Governor in whom I’m well pleased. He’s my mentor. When I was in government, he supported me as a brother. I have come to share experience with him and to tell him congratulations, well done.
“Abia is our home. Any time, any day he calls me, I will be there for him. He is doing very, very well. He started well and I know he will end well”.
“You can see that there is no dirt again in Abia State. You can see all the road works going on. You can drive around and there is no dirt, no smell anywhere, you can breathe fresh air. That’s why I’m here to tell him, congratulations,” Mrs. Jonathan noted with a tinge of nostalgia.
Governor Otti thanked the former First Lady for visiting and sharing her experience in government with him.
“I want to thank you for this visit and for the very kind words. We have just started and the sky is not even our limit. I’m very happy that she found time to visit me. My prayer is that God will continue to keep her, her family and her husband,” the Governor prayed.
Joining Governor Otti in receiving Mrs. Jonathan were the House of Reps member representing Ikwuano-Umuahia Federal Constituency, Hon Obi Aguocha and some members of the Abia State Executive Council.