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I’m Not Working For APC, Says Jonathan

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I’m Not Working For APC, Says Jonathan

Immediate past President, Goodluck Jonathan has denied working for

the All Progressives Congress (APC) ahead of the November 16 governorship

election in Bayelsa State.

There have been speculations in the media in recent times claiming that

the former President might be working against the interest of the

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Bayelsa State.

The speculations arose from perceived frosty relationship between

Dr. Jonathan and the Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson,

over alleged political differences.

The speculations gained currency recently when the former President

boycotted the launch of the governorship campaign in Bayelsa where

the party’s standard-bearer, Senator Douye Diri,

was presented to stakeholders.

But Jonathan, who was reported to have met with some governors elected

on the platform of the PDP at his Abuja home last Friday, was said to have

dismissed the speculation.

I’m Not Working For APC, Says Jonathan

A source close to the meeting informed journalists in Abuja yesterday

that Jonathan was said to have wondered how he would be working

for the APC when he remained a frontline stakeholder and one of

the fathers of the PDP.

The source further confided that it was impressed on the former

President the need to support the PDP candidate regardless of

whatever differences existed between him and Governor Dickson.

It was also said that the visitors reminded Jonathan that PDP’s loss in

the election in Bayelsa would be seen as his loss of influence and

relevance in his home base.

“We made it clear to him that his name and influence is at stake and

that he should do everything necessary by supporting Diri to become

victorious in the November 16 elections.

“At the end, he said that as an elder and party leader that he has no

personal grievances against Diri or Governor Dickson. That he is having

problems was the brain child of some politicians who want to cash in on

his humility and political lifestyle”, the source said.

Thereafter, Jonathan was reported to have assured the visitors of his

commitment to the PDP project in Bayelsa and that he would get actively

involved in the campaign to ensure the party’s victory at the November 16 election.

The governors said to have visited the former President were Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, Abia; Seyi Makinde, Oyo; Dave Umahi, Ebonyi; Darius Ishaku, Taraba; Aminu Tambuwal, Sokoto; and Bala Mohammed, Bauchi.

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