He described Jonathan as a worthy Nigerian leader who has contributed to deepening the country’s democracy.
Wike said: “Nigerians will in the near future appreciate all the contributions of President Goodluck Jonathan to the development of the country in all spheres of life. “His greatest achievement is his work in democratic circles. Nigeria will forever be grateful to him for being a statesman”.
The governor noted that the high-powered delegation from Rivers State to the former President was indicative of the appreciation of the state.
Governor Wike was accompanied to Bayelsa by his deputy, Dr Mrs. Ipalibo Harry Banigo, Former Governor, Celestine Omehia, former deputy governor, Tele Ikuru, former Deputy Speaker, Rt. Hon Austin Opara, Senators elect, House of Representatives elect and elected members of the House of Assembly.