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Breaking: Goodluck Jonathan denies defection to APC

... fear was that the former president had entered into an unholy alliance with the APC


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Goodluck Jonathan (photo: blueprint)

Nigeria's former president, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, has denied defecting to the All Progressive Congress.

The former president and PDP chieftain said he could not defect to APC when he is the father of PDP.

He said this in his Abuja home while recieving a host of PDP governors.

The meeting was attended by state Governors of Abia (Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu); Oyo (Seyi Makinde); Ebonyi (Umahi); Sokoto (Hon. Aminu Tambuwal); Taraba (Arch. Darius Ishaku) and his Bauchi State counterpart, Senator Bala Mohammed, as well as the Director-General of the PDP Governors’ Forum Earl Osaro Onaiwu, saw the governors endorsing the PDP governorship candidate in the forthcoming guber election in Bayelsa State.

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It would be recalled that a few days ago, there were insinuations in the social media that the former president had entered into an unholy alliance with the APC-led federal government to work together in the build-up to the November 16, 2019, governorship election in Bayelsa State, a narrative, which was described in some quarters as the handiwork of detractors.

However, last Friday’s meeting has doused the suspicion and depleted the palpable fear in the PDP camp that the APC might be taking over the oil rich state.

It is not clear whether the six governors facilitated the endorsement as it was perceived that Dickson blocked the aspiration of the nominee of a former governor in becoming the PDP governorship candidate in the November 16 governorship.

However, since the emergence of Douye, efforts have been made to receive the blessings and endorsement of the PDP candidate.

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