Jonathan Issues Strong Warning To PDP, Says 'APC Likely To Win Upcoming Bayelsa Election'
Aug. 07, 2019
Ex-President, Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday poked the national leadership of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to work on members' cohesion in Bayelsa state, suggesting lack of organization in the party.
According to the elder statesman, lack of unity among party members will translate into an automatic win for candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the polls coming up November 16.
Jonathan's statement comes in light of the party's forthcoming primaries for which more than 21 individuals from different factions of the party have shown interest to partake in, all scrambling to succeed governor Seriake Dickson who is a member of the party.
In a statement released on his behalf by Fidelis Soriwe, Dickson's Adviser on Media Relations, after a PDP Elders Advisory Council meeting in Yenegoa, the former President said: “I need to plead with all the aspirants and all political leaders that there should be no mudslinging. We must free the space and eschew rancour because finally one person will become the candidate of the party and for that one person to win the election, all aspirants must work for that person.
Seriake Dickson; PhotoCredit:DailyPost
“It is only our unity that can give us victory and if we are not united, they (APC) can get away with it.
“For example, it took the unity of the people of Rivers State including women who were resolute against soldiers to get the PDP victory in the state. If that had not happened, they (opposition) would have taken it.
“For us to secure this state for PDP we need maximum unity and that is why all the 21 aspirants are important to us; we must have that maximum unity and must not create any form of division or discrimination.
“At the end of the day one person will emerge and all of us will work for whoever emerges as candidate of the party”.
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