The Bayelsa state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has lambasted the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state for attacking former President Goodluck Jonathan over personal comments he made during a visit to Governor Douye Diri last Friday.
The PDP state publicity secretary, Mr. Ebiye Ogoli, in a statement Monday, accused the APC of twisting the former president’s comments in order to pour out its frustrations after woefully losing the November 11, 2024 governorship election in the state.
For clarity, Dr. Jonathan, while congratulating the governor during the visit, said: “I told myself that if Diri loses this election, I might consider moving my mother to Abuja.”
The PDP, therefore, wonders how in an election contested by candidates of 16 political parties, the APC had to misappropriate Dr. Jonathan’s comment as if it was directed at the party or its candidate, Chief Timipre Sylva.
For emphasis, the former president never mentioned the APC nor its candidate throughout the course of the visit.
Since his forthright comment appeared in the media, the APC and its array of faceless, contemptible, lick-spittle groups have been inconsolable, acting like a forcefully weaned baby.
Placed in proper context, Dr. Jonathan’s comment alluded to and reflected the peace, security and stability that Bayelsa state has witnessed under the Governor Diri administration, which is a fact generally acknowledged by residents of the state.
The Bayelsa APC so-called leaders and groups, who are actually lackeys of the party’s governorship candidate, continue to make themselves a laughing stock for their intemperate and disrespectful tirades against Nigeria’s icon of democracy.