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‘Political jobbers’ causing rift between me and Jonathan – Dickson



Bayelsa reacts to alleged rift between ex-President Jonathan, Gov Dickson

Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, said on Sunday that “political jobbers” are causing rift between him and former President Goodluck Jonathan.

There have been reports of rift between Jonathan and his political godson over the choice of governorship candidate for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the November 16 election in Bayelsa State.

Dickson, who spoke in a radio broadcast in Yenagoa, the state capital, also said he worked as a political strategist for Jonathan and stood with him throughout his failed re-election bid in 2015.

He said some individuals are sowing the seed of discord between them by making misleading comments and misrepresenting his actions to Jonathan.

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According to him, those who claimed to be working for Jonathan did not mean well for the former President.

Dickson said: “I do not want to say much but those of them sowing the seed of discord were not there when I fought battles for the former President.

“I told him during preparations for 2015 election that the election was our own and those who wanted to impose a successor on me are unfair.

“I will reveal more in my memoirs when I leave office and people will have the details.”

On the Bayelsa International Airport project, the governor accused Nigeria’s aviation sector regulators of conspiracy and connivance with the All Progressive Congress (APC) in the delay to grant regulatory approval for the airport.

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