GEJ’s parents reveal why they named him Goodluck Jonathan

Madam Eunice Aye Jonathan, the beautiful mum of president Goodluck Jonathan has revealed why he was given the name ‘Gooduck’…read below:

“Madam Eunice recalls that there was nothing special about the day on
which Goodluck was born in Otuoke. His birth was however very easy
compared to her other experiences with childbirth. She recalled,
“I often had prolonged labour during childbirth, sometimes for up to a
wee, and because of this, I usually had still-births. But when it was
the turn of Goodluck, I delivered him the very day I started having
labour pains. This surprised me”.
“Apart from this, Eunice, did not
regard the day as extraordinary. According to her, the people of Otuoke
went about their duties as usual. No dramatic event occurred. Perhaps,
the fact that nothing special happened was indeed significant and the
truly important event was his birth.

His father also said:

“ I called him Goodluck because although life was hard for me when he was born, I had this feeling that this boy
would bring me good luck.” His paternal grandmother, Sarah, also
declared that her grandson, in his adulthood, would shake the world the
same way ‘king’ Azikiwe was doing at the time.”

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