Wednesday, September 23, 2015 11:20 pm
Former President Goodluck Jonathan and his wife joined the throng of Nigerians to pay a condolence visit to the Awolowos following the death of the matriarch, Hannah Idowu Dideolu Awolowo.
Jonathan who paid several visits to the woman while in office, told newsmen that he and his wife were forced to break their seclusion because of the death of Mama HID Awolowo, a claim that was not true.
Just recently, the former First Couple of Nigeria, attended the dinner and the formal declaration of Governor Seriake Dickson for second term in Yenagoa.
At the Awolowo family home in Ikenne today, Jonathan made the false claim of being out of the public eye.
“Within this period, myself and my wife have been hiding; we don’t even go out. We thought we’ll be hiding for at least twelve months. But in this particular case, we cannot hide. So, we’ve come for the condolence and to encourage our brothers and sisters that we are together.”
The ex – President was accompanied to Ikenne by his wife, Patience Jonathan, the former chairman of Federal Road Maintenance Agency, FERMA, Jide Adeniji, former Leader, House of Representatives, Hon. Mulikat Adeola, former governor of Ogun state, Gbenga Daniel and Mrs. Kuku from Bayelsa state.