Jonathan Speaks On Bayelsa Guber Election
Jonathan warned that disunity amidst the PDP members can give an avenue for the opposition in the state, particularly the All Progressives Congress (APC) to win the November 16 governorship election in the state.
According to a statement released by Governor Seriake Dickson’s Special Adviser on Media Relations, Fidelis Soriwei, Dr. Jonathan made the submission after a PDP Elders Advisory Council meeting at the Government House in Yenegoa, the Bayelsa State capital.
He called on all politicians and aspirants on the platform of the PDP to work together and ensure victory for the party irrespective of their personal differences.
He said: “I need to plead with all the aspirants and all political leaders that there should be no mudslinging. We must free the space and eschew rancour because finally one person will become the candidate of the party and for that one person to win the election, all aspirants must work for that person.
“It is only our unity that can give us victory and if we are not united, they (APC) can get away with it.
“For example, it took the unity of the people of Rivers State including women who were resolute against soldiers to get the PDP victory in the state. If that had not happened, they (opposition) would have taken it.
“For us to secure this state for PDP we need maximum unity and that is why all the 21 aspirants are important to us; we must have that maximum unity and must not create any form of division or discrimination.
“At the end of the day one person will emerge and all of us will work for whoever emerges as candidate of the party”.