The Bayelsa State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party,PDP, has taken a swipe at the All Progressives Congress,APC, in the state for attacking former President Goodluck Jonathan over personal comments he made during a visit to Governor Douye Diri last Friday.
DAILY POST had reported that the elders council of APC blasted former President Goodluck Jonathan, following his comment that he would have relocated his mother to Abuja if the APC had won the just concluded election.
Jonathan, during a visit to the governor after he was declared winner raised concerns over security issues that would have ensued in the state if Diri had failed to win the poll.
In a statement issued on Monday, the PDP State Publicity Secretary, Mr. Ebiye Ogoli, accused the APC of twisting the former President’s comments.
The statement read, “For clarity, His Excellency Dr. Jonathan, while congratulating the governor during the visit, said: “I told myself that if Diri loses this election, I might consider moving my mother to Abuja”.
“The PDP, therefore, wonder how in an election contested by candidates of 16 political parties, the APC had to misappropriate Jonathan’s comment as if it was directed at the party or its candidate, Chief Timipre Sylva.
For emphasis, the former president never mentioned the APC nor its candidate throughout the course of the visit.
“Since his forthright comment appeared in the media, the APC and its array of faceless, contemptible, lick-spittle groups have been inconsolable, acting like a forcefully weaned baby.
“Placed in proper context, Dr. Jonathan’s comment alluded to and reflected the peace, security and stability that Bayelsa State has witnessed under the Governor Diri administration, which is a fact generally acknowledged by residents of the state.