Former president Dr. Goodluck Jonathan has said his relationship with late DSP Alamieyeseigha put him on the political map that made him become president. Jonathan made this disclosure on Friday, 15th October 2015 when he paid a condolence visit to the deceased family at Opolo in Yenagoa, the state capital.
Accompanied by Governor Seriake Dickson, Dickson’s deputy, Rear Admiral Gboribiogha John Jonah (Retd) and other dignitaries, Dr. Jonathan said, “I knew Alamieyeseigha during the UNCP days, when we were working for him. I never knew I was going to be his deputy governor because that was not my interest then.
“From that time, the political evolution in the country and the state brought me to run with him. From 1999, we’ve been together. He always took me as his younger brother. Our relationship was not that of a governor and his deputy but that of an elder and a younger brother. Alamieyeseigha meant well for Bayelsans, stood very firmly for the Ijaw people and wanted to advance the South-South. He’s somebody we’ve collectively missed.”