My mother traumatised over first child’s death — Goodluck Jonathan

Goodluck Jonathan

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has said that his mother Eunice Afeni-Jonathan is traumatised over the death of her first child.

Jonathan stated this on Friday at the funeral of his eldest sister Obebhatein Jonathan held at Otuoke in Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.

The ex-president noted that Obebhatein, who died aged 70 on January 11, 2024, was his only surviving sibling from his aged mother.

Jonathan, therefore, called on the clergy and people of goodwill not to relent in their prayers for his mother, himself and the entire members of the Jonathan family.

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He said, “Death, as they say, is something we all pass through, but the time it comes also matters. Yes, we all will die someday, but time matters.

“My elder sister died at a time that we can gather these celebrities to celebrate her, but that our mother is to mourn her is the nasty aspect of the whole thing.

“My mother has lost her first child that ought to mourn her when God calls her. I have to sincerely thank the Bayelsa State First Lady and other women who came around her because I was then in London.

“If you knew what she used to be and what she is now, you will know that she is still traumatised. So continue to pray for my mum. God will see us through. I thank you.”

Bayelsa State Governor Douye Diri was represented at the funeral by his deputy, Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo.