You only know how to rig elections – APC slams Jonathan over comment on Bayelsa poll

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) has berated former President Goodluck Jonathan for undermining the party ahead of the November 16 governorship poll in Bayelsa State.

Jonathan had on Wednesday described APC in Bayelsa as “a party that lacks political strength to win elections.”

He was quoted to have said that APC lacked presence at the ward, local government and state levels to win the coming election.

Speaking during an interview with newsmen on Thursday, the Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the party,  Yekini Nabena, described Jonathan as a president who never won any election even in his home state of Bayelsa

Nabena said, “former President Jonathan is attempting to rewrite history on presidential elections conducted under his watch in Bayelsa 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.

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“Former President Jonathan even lost in his senatorial zone in the last 2019 National Assembly election won by the APC candidate. So, one wonders which party Jonathan referred to as not being on ground in Bayelsa,” he said.

Nabena alleged that the PDP and the outgoing Bayelsa Governor, Seriake Dickson ,were plotting to use the state security outfit Operation Doo Akpo, to rig the election.

“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 prepares for the governorship election,” the APC deputy spokesman said.

 

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