Erstwhile President Goodluck Jonathan has on Saturday chalked up his successful political career to the efforts of former governor of Bayelsa, Chief DSP Alamieyeseigha.
Speaking during the thanksgiving service to round-off the civic reception organised in his honour by the Bayelsa Government, President Jonathan said he remained grateful to the former governor.
With a grateful heart, the former leader lavished incessant appreciation to his aides and associates.
Expressing gratitude to the Chief DSP, he said Alamieyeseigha was the one who discovered, mentored and brought him into politics.
President Jonathan said: “I am grateful to my aides and all those that worked with me to ensure our success.
“The business community, some of whom are here with us, on behalf of myself and wife, we thank you, we owe you so much.
“I will not forget to thank Chief DSP Alamieyeseigha, without him, I won’t have been here talking about being a former president.
“At a time I was not even thinking about being a commissioner in the state, he invited me to run with him.
“Of course that is why I am here to also thank him, without him, it would not have been possible, nobody would have heard about Jonathan,” he said.
Jonathan further vowed that he is committed to the development of his community, Bayelsa and the nation at large, even as an ex leader.