Bayelsa Poll: We’ve No Report Against Jonathan – PDP NWC
The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said there was no report of any anti-party activities against former President Goodluck Jonathan concerning the conduct of last Saturday’s governorship election in Bayelsa State before it.
PDP lost the poll to the All Progressives Congress (APC). But hours after the APC candidate was declared winner, the former president hosted members of APC National Campaign Council for Bayelsa State.
Bayelsa State Governor, Sierake Dickson, at a press conference on Tuesday also said: “It is strategic for APC leaders to use Jonathan to legitimise the illegitimacy that happened on Saturday.”
He accused Jonathan of congratulating “the APC candidate without congratulating the candidate of his party.”
But PDP NWC, after its marathon meeting on Wednesday said the issue concerning the former president was not discussed at the meeting.
The National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan who spoke to journalists at the end of the meeting, said the party follow procedures in handling its activities.
“If we do not have a report or an issue before us, we cannot delve into. As we speak now, we do not have matter concerning President Jonathan before the party,” Ologbondiyan stated.
He also said the PDP National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus was not under pressure to resign.
“The National Chairman is not under any pressure except the fact that we believe that democracy is gradually being killed by this government and we believe that as the main opposition party we have a responsibility to salvage democracy.
“That is the main issue concerning the National Chairman, it is not correct,” he said.
Ologbondiyan denied a division in the NWC, and said the meeting was held in convivial atmosphere