In an interview with journalists after the Thanksgiving Service for Jonathan at Yenagoa on Saturday, Wike said the former president had worked hard to improve the standard of living in the country.
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.”
Wike was accompanied to Bayelsa by his deputy, Mrs. Ipalibo Banigo; former Governor, Celestine Omehia; former deputy governor, Tele Ikuru; former Deputy Speaker, Rt. Hon Austin Opara; Senators-elect, House of Representatives-elect and others.