Jona & Dickson
If the political gist making the rounds in Bayelsa state is anything to go by, then it is assumed that former president Goodluck Jonathan is behind the decamping of former members of All Progressive Congress, APC, to the PDP in Bayelsa state.
Political analysts in Yenagoa stated that Dr, Jonathan is desperate to ensure that his defeat in the PDP at the last presidential election is not an obstacle for the party to be dragged to the mud at the 2019 general election both at the national and state levels.
To this, he visited Governor Dickson at the Creek Haven, the seat of power in Yenagoa to confer on how to woo back PDP members in APC to the fold.
They went further to state that the appropriate timing for the political engineering was hinged on Governor Dickson’s 6-year in office anniversary and OBJ who tore his PDP card in 2015 was made to grace parts of the anniversary line up of activities.
According to reports, over 6,000 APC members of the APC decamped to the PDP at the Ox-bow Pavilion and Boat Club, Swali, Yenagoa with the National chairman of the PDP, Uche Secondus in attendance where he declared that Bayelsa state is PDP all the way.
Doubtless, our source said that Governor Dickson and Jonathan is working in cordial relationship to build up the PDP family stronger than ever before with the return of the decampees to their original home, most of them were Jonathan’s loyalists,
However, our source revealed that most of the decampees may not make political relevance at their communities when election is organized.
OBJ spent three days in Yenagoa to chat with students at the Ijaw National Academy, Kaiama; commissioned the 500 pond aqua village, council of traditional rulers’ secretariat, visit Dr. Jonathan at Otuoke and attended the thanksgiving service at St, Anglican Cathedral church at Otuoke.