Mind what you say about APC, Nabena tells Jonathan

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Yekini Nabena, has cautioned the former President Goodluck Jonathan to be mindful of making misguided comments about the party.

He also said such misguided comments apart from ridiculing his person are often in bad light.

Further, Nabena said the former president never won any election even in his home state of Bayelsa, and therefore has no moral justification to make comments in that regard.

The APC deputy spokesman was reacting to report credited to the former President Jonathan where he described the APC in Bayelsa state as a party that lacked political presence at the ward, local government and state levels to win the state governorship election slated for November 16.

Jonathan, who stated this during the PDP Elders’ Advisory Council meeting at Government House, Yenagoa, added that the large number of governorship aspirants on the platform of the PDP indicated the dominance of the party as the preferred platform for election.

But Nabena railed at the former president alleging that he had never contested any election and won, adding that even the 2015 election that he contested as a sitting president he lost woefully.

“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 refers to as not being on ground in Bayelsa state.

According to Nabena, even the most recent 2019 senatorial election in Bayelsa state the APC defeated Jonathan’s candidate in his senatorial district.

Nabena accused the PDP and the outgoing Bayelsa state governor Seriake Dickson of plotting to use state security outfit, Operation Doo Akpo, to rig the forthcoming Bayelsa governorship election as was done in the 2019 General Elections.

“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 who is from Bayelsa said.

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