Ben Bruce, The Senator representing Bayelsa East Senatorial district, Wednesday stated that it was unfortunate that Nigerians had quickly forgotten the good works of former President Goodluck Jonathan.
He said those blaming Jonathan for all the country’s woes were wrong and inconsiderate.
The Silverbird boss insisted that there were problems in Nigeria when Jonathan assumed power in 2010 but he didn’t blame his predecessors or the military, rather he did his best to fix the challenges confronting the country.
“Jonathan has his own faults but he did achieve great things for Nigeria and it is unjust to ignore all he did and blame him to the world. There were problems in Nigeria when Jonathan suddenly became President. He didn’t blame the military or Yar’adua. He just tried his best,” Bruce noted.
“No matter what anyone says to the world about Goodluck Jonathan, the world also has its way of getting independent information on Nigeria. Hate him or love him, Jonathan has left giant footprints in eternity’s sands of time! No eraser is strong enough to make them indelible,” he said.
The Common Sense advocate opined that the world appreciated what Jonathan did in Nigeria.
“Recently the world was looking for someone with the moral authority to promote democracy in Tanzania. Their search led them to Jonathan. The Guardian and Daily News of Tanzania urged Tanzanian leaders to emulate Jonathan. The world appreciates what Jonathan did in Nigeria.
“Jonathan built schools for Almajiris that had never had schools. He increased federal workers minimum wage and ensured they were always paid.
“Jonathan ensured Nigerians could vote and be voted for in genuine free and fair elections. Even Jega testified that Jonathan did not influence him,” he said in a series of posts he made on his Twitter handle.