Former President Goodluck Jonathan has been described as ‘a push and start President’ who has always lost elections even in his home state, Bayelsa.
This claim was made on Thursday by the deputy national publicity secretary of the governing All Progressives Congress (APC), Yekini Nabena.
Nabena, who spoke to newsmen in Abuja, was reacting to Jonathan’s alleged recent statement that Bayelsa APC lacked political presence at the wards, local government and state levels to win the coming governorship election in the state.
The APC deputy spokesman, who frowned at the claim, urged Jonathan to desist form making misguided comments to avoid ridiculing his person.
Nabena went on to claim that Jonathan never contested any election and won and that he even lost woefully when he contested as a sitting president in 2015.
“Jonathan is attempting to rewrite history on presidential elections conducted under his watch in Bayelsa state while he was president. He never won as votes never counted. Aided by security agents, election results were simply announced by the election body in favour of the PDP.
“Former President Goodluck Jonathan even lost in his senatorial zone in the last 2019 National Assembly election won by the APC candidate. So, one wonders the party Jonathan was referring to as not being on ground in Bayelsa state”, Nabena said.
He also made allegations on how the Bayelsa state governor, Seriake Dickson, was plotting to rig the coming November 16 election.
He said, “The media will recall that under Governor Seriake Dickson’s watch, 63 Smart Card Readers belonging to INEC were stolen and later retrieved. Also, I had earlier called on the Inspector General of Police to proscribe the state-controlled security outfit, Operation Doo Akpo following security reports indicating that the state government was plotting violence by flooding the state with arms ahead of the 2019 polls. That threat is still active as Bayelsa state prepares for the governorship election.
“It is clear that no amount of falsehood and rigging can stop PDP’s imminent defeat in the forthcoming governorship election. The PDP has become very unpopular and stands rejected in Bayelsa state.”
Nabena hails from Bayelsa. His compatriot, who held the same position he now holds in APC, Timi Frank, has since dumped the party and openly apologised for being part of those who sacked Jonathan and brought President Muhammadu Buhari to power.
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