Sen Ifeanyi Okowa, the Delta State Governor on Wednesday in a strongly condemned Tuesdays’s attack on former President Goodluck Jonathan, at his Otuoke home in Bayelsa State.
Speaking through his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Olisa Ifeajika in Asaba, Okowa said the incident was disturbing and unwarranted. According to him, 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.