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Jonathan was ‘a push and start president’ who never won any election - APC

Nurudeen Lawal

Aug. 08, 2019

- Deputy national publicity secretary of the APC, Yekini Nabena hit back at ex-President Jonathan over his comment that APC cannot win the forthcoming guber poll in Bayelsa
- Nabena described Jonathan as ‘a push and start president’ who has never won any election even in his home state of Bayelsa
- The APC chieftain also warned Jonathan against unguarded statement that can undermine his reputation
Yekini Nabena, the deputy national publicity secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has reportedly asked former president Goodluck Jonathan to beware of making careless statements that are capable of undermining his public image.
The Nation reports that Nabena said in an interview with newsmen that the statement credited to the former president regarding the capacity of the APC in Bayelsa state was uncalled for.
The APC deputy national publicity secretary described Jonathan as ‘a push and start president’ who has never won any election even in his home state of Bayelsa.
Nabena said Jonathan has never contested any election and won, adding that even that of 2015 he contested as a sitting president he lost woefully.
The APC chieftain also recalled that APC defeated Jonathan’s candidate in his senatorial district in the recent 2019 senatorial election in Bayelsa state.
He said: “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.”
He further 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.
“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 said.
Nabena was reacting to Jonathan's statement that APC in Bayelsa state lacks the political presence to win the November 16 election.
The former president said that the PDP has all it takes to emerge with a resounding and decisive victory just as he hailed the efforts of Governor Seriake Dickson, the state chairman of the PDP, Moses Cleopas, stakeholders and all the 21 aspirants for doing their utmost to ensure the unity and stability of the party.
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