Former President Goodluck Jonathan has come under fire for his remarks regarding the election results, according to Timipre Sylva of the All Progressives Congress and Joshua Maciver, his running mate in the most recent Bayelsa State governorship election.
Jonathan said he would have moved his mother from Bayelsa, his home state, to Abuja if the APC had prevailed in response to the victory of fellow Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) stalwart and current governor Douye Diri.
Sylva wrote, “Former President Goodluck Jonathan’s statement is unfortunate,” in a post on X, formerly Twitter.
I sincerely hope he misunderstood. I’ll just paraphrase our esteemed Wole Soyinka: “You can remove the swamp from the hippopotamus, but you cannot remove it.” ” “
Be non-partisan, please.
Maciver criticized Jonathan’s support of Diri in a similar vein.
The former president’s behavior in a state where, in his opinion, Jonathan ought to have played an impartial fatherly role to all candidates and parties during the political season was described as “unstatesmanlike” by the APC deputy governorship candidate.
He argued that Jonathan’s remarks, which should not have been made by a former President, openly denigrate Bayelsa State as unsafe and insecure.
He claims that all sincere Sylva supporters no longer respect him as a result of the former president’s remarks.
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As his mother and other family members had been abducted in the state, Jonathan revealed last Friday that he intended to move his elderly mother out of Bayelsa State if the governor lost the election for governor on November 11.
Source: Channels TV