Jonathan was ‘a push and start President’ who lost all elections even as a sitting president in 2015 – Says Yekini Nabena

The Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the ruling All Progressives Congress Party (APC), Mr. Yekini Nabena on Thursday descries Ex-President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan as ‘a push and start President’ who has always lost all elections even in his home state, Bayelsa.

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Recall that the Ex-President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan recently issued a statement saying that Bayelsa APC lacked political presence at the wards, local government and state levels to win the coming governorship election in the state.


Nabena who hails from Bayelsa, in swift reaction frowned at the claim, urgingg Jonathan to desist from making misguided comments to avoid ridiculing his person.

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He went further to claim that Jonathan never contested any election and won and that he even lost woefully when he contested as a sitting president in 2015.


According to Yekini, “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.


“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 was referring to as not being on ground in Bayelsa state”, Nabena said.

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He also made allegations on how the Bayelsa state governor, Seriake Dickson, was plotting to rig the coming November 16 election.


He said, “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.

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“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.”

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