Jonathan, wife accused of causing crisis in Bayelsa PDP  


Ahead of November 16 Bayelsa governorship election, a group,  People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Support Group, has accused former president, Goodluck Jonathn and his wife, Dame Patience, of causing disharmony in the state chapter of the party.

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Coordinator of the Support Group, Isaac Ipidei, disclosed this in a statement, he released where he called on the national leadership of the party to call the former president and first lady to order.

Ipidei said the couple did not mean well for the party in the forthcoming election, accusing Jonathan of inviting many prominent Bayelsans to join the governorship race, while his wife is allegedly involved in anti-party activities as her close political ally, King A. J. Turner has been meeting with Timipre Sylva of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

He said: “It is sad that Jonathan is not playing his expected role as a former president and leader. He does not support the party in any way, yet, he encourages several politicians to indicate interest in the governorship of the state in the pretext that he is supporting them just for the purpose of creating confusion.

“A good number of the aspirants are traceable to him, his wife, his friend, Turner. In spite of this, they are constantly meeting with Sylva.

“We wish to alert our national leaders that this unnecessary duplicity on the party of the former president is a threat to the party in the next election which should be stopped forthwith.

“His indecisiveness and the same confusion led to the loss of the party at the centre for the first time in 2015 when he allowed a solid cohesive national party handed over to him to disintegrate under his watch. It is unfortunate that he is back to his game.

“He has never supported the rebuilding of that party in Bayelsa, but he is now back to destroy it.”


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