President Goodluck Jonathan
Political diatribe took center stage Thursday at Fadan Kagoma, hometown of late Sir Patrick Yakowa, erstwhile governor of Kaduna State who died in a plane crash along with the former National Security Adviser (NSA) at Okoroba creeks in Nembe local government area of Bayelsa State.
President Goodluck Jonathan, who spoke last at the funeral mass of Yakowa held at St. Paul's Catholic Church which lasted more than three hours, cautioned the elite class in the country from making unguarded utterances that are detrimental to the progress of the nation.
The funeral which turned out to be a gathering of a large number of politicians, kicked off at about 10:21 when the body of Yakowa arrived the church.
Shortly after the mournful event started, Bishop Mathew Hassan-Kukah of Sokoto Catholic Diocese threw barbs at the imaginary Kaduna Mafia for their role in fanning the embers of religious intolerance and worship of greed.
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