Spokesman for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Yekini Nabena has claimed that former President Goodluck Jonathan never won election in his home state of Bayelsa.
Nabena said in an interview with newsmen that the attack on APC by Jonathan was uncalled for, as the performance of the party in the last general election was there for all to see.
He was reacting to reports that the APC in Bayelsa state is a party lacking political presence at the ward, local government and state levels to win the November 16 governorship election.
“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,” Nabena said.
“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.
“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.”