Former President, Goodluck Jonathan, has been described as ‘a push and start President’, who always lost elections, even in his home State, Bayelsa.
This claim was made on Thursday, by the Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Yekini Nabena.
Nabena, who spoke to Newsmen, in Abuja, was reacting to Jonathan’s alleged recent statement, that the 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 the 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.