OTUOKE— FORMER presidents, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan and Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State, yesterday, reaffirmed their call on Nigerians to embrace peace and unity for the good of the country.
They spoke during the thanksgiving service for the successful groundbreaking of the Azikel Refinery, at St. Stephen’s Anglican Church, Otuoke, Ogbia Local Government Area of the state.
A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to Bayelsa State Governor, Mr. Francis Agbo, quoted Chief Obasanjo as saying that leaders, particularly the political class, must work for unity, peace and genuine reconciliation, irrespective of tribe, religion and political affiliation.
Obasanjo, who heralded his speech with one of his favourite hymns, “Amazing Grace,” noted that God has blessed Nigeria with all the prerequisites of greatness.
He urged Nigerians to learn from history rather than make the same mistakes and expect to have a better result.
He said, “In a country like Nigeria, unless we preach, teach and practise reconciliation, we will not have peace.”