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Be strong, Mr. President: GEJ cries at brother’s burial (PHOTO)

by Rachel Ogbu

President Jonathan weeps at brother's burial

Touchingly, President Goodluck Jonathan was very emotional yesterday December 7, at the burial his younger brother, Meni Innocent Jonathan.

The president fought back tears during the burial procession for Meni who died November 20.

The last time the president publicly displayed this rare form of emotion was at the site of the Dana airplane crash in June this year.

Part of the rites was the Service of Songs took place at the Dame Patience Jonathan Square in Otuoke. Notable government officials, including Senate President David Mark were in attendance and representatives of Nollywood were present to sympathise.

According to reports, the Vice-president Namadi Sambo, was absent as he prepared for the wedding of his two daughters in Kaduna today.
Meni will be buried on Saturday after a commendation service at the St. Stephen’s Anglican Church, Otuoke at 10 am.

Here are some photographs of the Otueke event today.

Senate President David Mark commiserates with President

 

Nollywood actors were there too

 

 

 

 

 

Pall bearers with the casket of Meni Jonathan

 

 

 

The choir at the service

 

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