After May 29, President Goodluck Jonathan will leave the
Aso Villa and retire to a luxury island villa in his Bayelsa
State-country home, Otuoke. (Pictured above) Otuoke is
a small island community in the Ogbia Local
Government Area of Bayelsa State.
Activities in this place, a source within said had been
at a lull until a couple of weeks ago. And it is largely
believed that come May 29, after the expiration of his
tenure, President Jonathan would relocate to the
A visit by Punch’s correspondent to Otuoke on
Thursday 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.
It was also learnt that the Jonathans own the choicest
properties in Otuoke. The President was said to have
built a two-storey building each for his mother and
father opposite his own.
His wife, Dame Patience, asides a hotel, is also said
to have numerous buildings that have been converted
into hostels for FUO female students.
On the readiness of the Jonathans to return to Otuoke,
one of the military personnel guarding his houses said
all the mansions in the estate were ready except one.
The soldier, who declined to give his name, said the
contractors were fixing air conditioners and window
blinds on the last mansion.
The soldier, who said he had been living at the place
for the past four years, claimed some of the
President’s domestic staff were in his Kpansia,
Yenagoa mansion, which he built while he was Deputy
Governor of Bayelsa.
Many residents of Otuoke are indeed longing to see
President Jonathan, one of their illustrious sons, return