Former President Goodluck Jonathan has felicitated with his friend and member of the University of Port Harcourt Class ’81 Alumni Association, King Amalate Johnnie Turner, on his coronation as the new Obanobhan III of Olei Clan (King of Olei Kingdom) in the Ogbia Council Area of Bayelsa State.
In a message of felicitations to King Turner, the former President described him as an experienced administrator with a reputation of honour, dignity and glorious strides.
A congratulatory letter of the ex-President made available to newsmen by the communication officer of the Goodluck Jonathan Foundation, Mr Wealth Dickson Ominabo, reads in parts: “I rejoice with the family, friends and associates of His Royal Majesty, King Amalate Johnnie Turner and the entire Olei (Oloibiri Kingdom) on his coronation as the Obanobhan III of Olei (Oloibiri Kingdom).
“Your Majesty, your peaceful ascension to the Stool of Obanobhan of Olei (Oloibiri Kingdom) is a testimony of your hard work, service and dedication to the cause of our people.’’
Jonathan described the new monarch as an experienced administrator with a reputation of honour, dignity and glorious strides, saying he was elated by the choice of the king makers for selecting Turner as the new king.
Our reporter also reports that the former Nigeria’s first citizen added in his congratulatory letter: “I am confident that you will leverage your wealth of experience and innovative ideas to advance the cause of the people of Oloibiri Kingdom and preserve our custom, tradition and values.”