I’d have relocated my mother to Abuja if Diri lost re-election bid – Jonathan

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Former President Goodluck Jonathan has said he would have relocated his mother to Abuja if Governor Douye Diri had lost his re-election bid last Saturday.

Jonathan said this during a visit to the governor in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital.

The former president praised the governor for his giant strides since assuming office, especially in the area of security.

He said Diri’s re-election would ensure that the gains recorded in the area of security would be consolidated.

“We don’t want to go into an unnecessary crisis in the state. Results have been declared and we believe the election was conducted.

“We believe the governor won the election and we plead that people should accept it and work with the governor. Let all of us support him so that the state will move ahead.

“There should be nothing that will push the state backwards. We should think about the development of the state, starting with the issue of peace and security in the state. Within this last period, three years plus, there have been significant improvements in terms of cultism, kidnapping, and so on and so forth.

“I was saying before this election that if Diri lost this election, I would have relocated my mother to Abuja,” Jonathan said.

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