The Minister of State for Petroleum, Chief Timipre Sylva led a courtesy visit to the home of former President Goodluck Jonathan after Saturday’s Guber elections in Bayelsa state.
The entourage included Bayelsa state All Progressives Congress leaders including governor-elect David Lyon.
“Being a former president of the country and a past governor of the State, Jonathan remains an asset to the state and his inputs will always be needed to advance the course of governance in the Bayelsa.
“As such, it was important for us to introduce the governor-elect to him and seek his support and guidance in building a better Bayelsa,” Sylva said.
“As a former president of Nigeria, I am a father to all Bayelsans, hence my doors are open to all citizens irrespective of their political affiliations.
“I urge you to make the welfare of Bayelsa people a top priority and carry all of them along irrespective of the party they voted for. Elections are over now, so I want you to see yourself as the governor of all and not only to the sections that voted for you. This is the way to move Bayelsa forward,” Jonathan said in response to Sylva.