Former President Goodluck Jonathan, who is a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP), has sounded a warning that the All Progressives Congress (APC) may just win the governorship election by winning in Bayelsa State, slated for November 16.
In a statement which was released after a PDP Elders Advisory Council meeting was held at the Government House in Yenegoa by Fidelis Soriwei, the Special Adviser on Media Relations to Governor of the state, Seriake Dickson, the former President said that the PDP could only claim victory at the polls if they were united as they have shown their dominance with a large number of aspirants.
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 the candidate of the party”.
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