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I Never Worked For APC – Jonathan

I Never Worked For APC – Jonathan

Former President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan has resolved to back the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, Senator Diri Douye, in the November 16 Bayelsa governorship poll, a report has said.

“How can I be working for the All Progressives Congress when I am a front-line stakeholder and the father of the Peoples Democratic Party,” the former president reportedly quizzed.

According to ThisDay, Jonathan gave after being persuaded by six governors, with whom he held a meeting at his residence in Abuja over the weekend.

The governors, according to ThisDay, are Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia); Seyi Makinde (Oyo); Aminu Tambuwal (Sokoto); Ishaku Darius (Taraba) and Bala Mohammed (Bauchi).

Although a cold war is believed to exist between President Jonathan and Bayelsa Governor Seriake Dickson, the governors made the former know he risked being ridiculed by a PDP loss in the forthcoming poll.

An unnamed governor quoted in the report allegedly said: “We made it clear to him that his name and influence is at stake, and that he should do everything necessary to support Douye.”

The PDP government in Bayelsa has faced a backlash and defection from some aggrieved party faithful over the emergence of Senator Diri Douye.


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