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Bayelsa Guber: Dame Jonathan Working For My Re-election –Dickson

Posted: Sep 5, 2015 at 12:16 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

….says APC Contestants Are Opportunists

By Rotimi Akinwumi, 


Bayelsa State governor, Seriake Dickson, Friday denied any rift with the former First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, saying she’s now working assiduously towards ensuring that the All Progressives Congress (APC) does not win the forthcoming governorship election in Bayelsa State. 

The governor also expressed confidence that the departure of some members of the PDP in the state to the APC will not affect his re-election bid as he said the APC does not have any base in Bayelsa.

As described the APC aspirants as desperadoes who wanted to grab power at all cost, noting that all the APC members depend on as the election draws nearer was federal might which he said won’t work.

Dickson who spoke with newsmen after submitting his governorship forms at the national headquarters of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to seek reelection, boasted that “no other party has the strength that PDP has in the state.”

Responding to a question on his relationship with wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan, Dame Patience Jonathan, Dickson said “as a rule I don’t like talking about my elder brothers wife.

“But I’m proud to say there is no rift between us. She is in support of us and she is campaigning for us. That is the right thing to do, to join our members to support us.”

Speaking about former PDP members who have now joined the APC, the governor said, “Those who left PDP were driven by ambition and not service. Their goal was to lead at all times and all cost.”

Expressing confidence that the election will favour him irrespective of what the APC might be planning, he said, “Federal might will not see them through. Political victory is a combination of factors. Not just federal might. You must have structures across the state and the grassroot.

“We don›t parade phantom elders. Some engage in propaganda. We have the real elders here.”