Politics Jonathan Took Over our Houses, Pushed us to the Forest –President’s Neighbours -Punch



Otuoke, a tiny island community in Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, before now used to be relatively unknown by many outside it. But that has changed in recent times especially since Goodluck Jonathan, one of the prominent sons from the area, became Nigeria’s Pesident. These days, the area gets its own fair share of mention, thanks to its connection with the nation’s number one man.

However, this time, Otuoke, is in the news for a disturbing reason – residents are accusing the President of deliberately using his influence and wealth to coerce them into selling their houses to him as he makes moves to expand his estate in the area.

Last year, Jonathan, according to locals, acquired properties adjacent his sprawling country home. The houses, spread across approximately seven acres of land at Otuoba, a stone throw from the President’s mansion, were acquired with compensation paid to the owners so as to enable them to relocate elsewhere.

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Source: Punch

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