Thursday, August 6, 2015

Bayelsa Poll: Tension in Bayelsa as Patience Jonathan Allegedly Plans To Hijack APC, PDP

Bayelsa Poll: Tension in Bayelsa as
Patience Jonathan Allegedly Plans To
Hijack APC, PDP
*It’s the height greed and selfishness
Plans by former First Lady and wife of ex-
President Goodluck Jonathan, Dame Patience
Jonathan to hijack the All Progressive Congress,
APC in Bayelsa State to foist a candidate of her
choice in the forthcoming governorship election
in Bayelsa State has been uncovered.
A group simply known as the ‘Forum For
Political Freedom in Bayelsa State, FOPOF,
accused the former First Lady of using her
illegally acquired wealth to heavily fund and
create a power bloc in the APC in Bayelsa State,
using members of the defunct Transformation
Ambassadors of Nigeria, TAN, whom she equally
used to undermine the leadership of the PDP in
the State in the period leading up to the last
presidential election, which the husband lost.
According to the Director-General of FOPOF,
Elder Adenzi Kakarite, the majority of those
defecting from the PDP to the APC, are not only
her close associates, but vocal members of the
defunct TAN in Bayelsa State, whom she wants
to use to impose a candidate of her choice to
run on the platform of the party in the
forthcoming elections.
Elder Kakarite pointed out that, the former first
lady, who had promised to remain in Okrika has
now made Otuoke her political sanctuary and
daily holding meetings and providing funds, with
a view to ensuring that, the defectors hijack the
machinery of the APC to perfect her plans.
The FOPOF statement further disclosed that, to
show her greed for power, she is on the other
hand, also funding and working with the PDP
Unity Forum, made up of PDP members, who
were accused of anti party activities, during the
last State House of Assembly polls in the State
and were either expelled or suspended from the
It explains that, most of this group of PDP
members, who were readmitted into the party,
after the peace and reconciliation efforts of the
National and State offices of the party, are being
funded by the former first lady to carry out
campaigns of calumny and spreading deliberate
falsehood to discredit Governor Seriake Dickson,
so that, she would also have her preferred
candidate run for the PDP, thereby placing
herself in a win, win situation.
FOPOF also warned Bayelsans to be mindful of
the dirty and anti progressive antics of this
group of persons, who are going about
propagating falsehood, using some vulnerable
Bayelsans to state that, the PDP will lose the
Bayelsa governorship, if it fields incumbent
governor Henry Seriake Dickson in the
forthcoming election.
The statement read in part, “The former first
lady is very greedy and selfish by wanting to
sponsor the candidates of both the PDP and the
APC, so that, she can continue to milk the State
Bayelsans must rise up and resist this woman,
who clearly do not mean well for Bayelsa State,
because she was partly the reason for the
husband’s defeat in the last presidential
election, and since she couldn’t succeed at the
National level, she wants to come and force a
governor of her choice down our throats. No, we
must resist it”
The statement disclosed that, she is coming to
meddle in Bayelsa politics, because she has
fallen out of favour with her kinsmen in Okrika,
Rivers State, stressing that, Bayelsans should
rise up with one voice to fight this injustice
about to be perpetrated by one woman for her
own selfish interest.

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