Why Jonathan Celebrated With APC In Bayelsa State - APC Leaders Reveal What Happened

Published 3 months ago by: Adegbenga Ayinla
at 18-11-2019 05:21PM (3 months ago)

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Leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa, said they visited former President Goodluck Jonathan  after Saturday’s governorship elections in recognition of his  position as the father and leader of the state.
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Minister of State for Petroleum, Chief Timipre Sylva, led APC leaders including governor-elect David Lyon, to visit the former president’s home on Monday.
Sylva noted that as a former president and leader of the State, Jonathan deserved to be respected and honoured by all  Bayelsa people, irrespective of their party leanings.
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“Being a former president of the country and a past governor of the State, Jonathan remains an asset to the state and his inputs will always be needed to advance the course of governance in the Bayelsa.
“As such it was important for us to introduce the governor-elect to him and seek his support and guidance in building a better Bayelsa,”
he said.
Responding, Jonathan tasked Lyon to put the welfare and interest of the Bayelsa people  above every other issue.
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“As a former president of Nigeria, I am a father to all Bayelsans,  hence my doors are open to all citizens  irrespective of their political affiliations.
“I urge you to make the welfare of Bayelsa people  a top priority and carry all of them along irrespective of the party they voted for.
“Elections are over now, so I want you to see yourself as the governor of all and not only to the sections that voted for you. This is the way to move Bayelsa forward,”
he stated.
Jonathan also condemned the violence in some parts of the state during the elections, describing it as unfortunate and regrettable.
He said the nation’s democracy would never mature if the violence and irregularities during elections continued


Baye77 at 18-11-2019 07:38PM (3 months ago)
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Hehehe...politicians will be smiling in their parlours....the stupid electorates sweating and shedding their blood will be licking their wounds..wake up Nigerians...these people are together, we too have to stand together...to whom brain is given, sense is expected!
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