Just about 24 hours before Christmas Day, former President Goodluck Jonathan has wished Nigerians happy holidays with a powerful message.
Jonathan Xmas message
Goodluck Jonathan has expressed confidence that 2017 will be betterr for Nigerians after 2016's recession.
In the message which was released on Saturday, December 24, Jonathan urged Nigerians to enjoy the season but not forget the importance of Jesus Christ’s message which is for everyone to are left stranded. 
The ex-president noted that Nigerians are who they ar
e because God made them so and He has continued to protect the country.
Jonathan expressed confidence that 2017 will be a better year for Nigerians after 2016’s very deep recession.
He also called on Nigerians to be united and to work for the good of the country, shunning tribalism, religious differences and regional location.
Read Jonathan's full message:
The essential message of Christmas is that Christ came to earth to live and die for the purpose of reconciling us to God.
Being recipients of such good tidings, should we not appreciate this divine sacrifice by being reconciled with each other during this Yuletide season and beyond?
My desire for Nigeria and Nigerians this Christmas is that we treasure our common brotherhood knowing that if God did not will it so, we would not have 
To God be the glory, we have survived to this point and I am more than confident that we will go on to thrive in 2017 as we work together to build a Nigeria where anyone can become anything irrespective of his region, religion or tribe.
Merry Christmas and a happy New Year from my family and I to you and your family. May God bless Nigeria. GEJ.
Just some days ago, Jonathan denied that he met with his kinsmen in Otuoke, Bayelsa state to discuss the 2019 election.
Jonathan made the denial through a statement issued by his media aide, Mr Ikechukwu Eze and noted that he was not anywhere near Bayelsa when the report claimed he was.