President Jonathan is set to live the baby boy life once he quits office on 29 May.
According to a report by PUNCH, who got exclusive photos, President Jonathan’s retirement home is an expansive estate set in the heart of Otuoke, the home town of President Goodluck Jonathan. Otuoke is a small island community in the Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.
The property which is guarded by numerous soldiers and other men of uniform has about 8 buildings showing from outside the fence. The President from way back had acquired all the lands surrounding the property enabling him to expand a single building into a sort of estate. A visit to Otuoke on Thursday by a PUNCH correspondent showed that Jonathan’s mansions, which had been undergoing construction and reconstruction in the last 10 years are now ready for habitation. The area they sit on is best described as an island.
One of the guards said that all the buildings have been completed except one which is near completion.
For residents of the community, they are thrilled with the facelift to their community. While many will expect the residents to be spiteful that amenities like good roads were not provided as well, to the benefit of all, these people in commendable character praised the President for his achievements.
A resident said Jonathan had made Otuoke to be on the world map for good reasons.
She said, “About 12 years ago, Otuoke was a jungle. Most houses there were decrepit. But today, you can see that the place that was once a hamlet has become a wonderful city.
“Buildings are springing up everywhere. Life has become more meaningful for the people. Before you mention three prominent places in Bayelsa, Otuoke must come up. Thus, we are proud of our son Jonathan. We are waiting enthusiastically to receive him after his national assignment on May 29.”