Bayelsa PDP Unpopular, Stands Rejected By Electorates – APC
The All Progressives Congress, APC has said the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in Bayelsa State has become unpopular and it stands rejected in the state.
The Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the party, Mr. Yekini Nabena stated this today in Abuja during an interview with newsmen.
Nabena noted that no amount of falsehood and rigging can stop the PDP’s imminent defeat in the forthcoming guber polls in the state.
The position of the ruling party is coming on the heels of a media report credited to Former President Goodluck Jonathan where he was said to have described the APC in the state as “a party that lacks political strength to win elections.”
The former president was quoted to have said that APC lacked presence at the ward, local government and state levels to win the coming election.
The state governorship election will hold on November 16, 2019.
According to reports, Jonathan made the statement during the PDP Elders’ Advisory Council meeting at Government House, Yenagoa.
Both Jonathan and Nabena are indigenes of Bayelsa.
“The PDP has become very unpopular and stands rejected in Bayelsa,” the Bayelsa-born APC chieftain said.
He described Jonathan as a president who never won any election even in his home state of Bayelsa.
According to him, Jonathan has never contested any election and won, adding, “even that of 2015 he contested as a sitting president he lost woefully.”
While recalling the recent 2019 senatorial election in the state, the APC deputy scribe noted that his party defeated Jonathan’s candidate in his senatorial district.
“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.
“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.