Bayelsa Guber: PDP Elders Accuse Jonathan of Betrayal, Call for Sanction

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Elders Forum in Bayelsa state has accused former President Goodluck Jonathan and his wife, Patience of betraying the party in the November 16 gubernatorial election.

The Forum in a statement issued on Sunday by its chairman, Chief Benson Odoko called in the national leadership of the party to sanction the former president for his role in the defeat of the party.

“The former President, who visited President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa in Abuja for an undisclosed mission just before the election, kept his distance from the PDP and its members throughout the period of the campaigns leading to the election.

“The forum was shocked when Jonathan and his wife donated the Aridolf Hotel to the APC as the operational contact point for visiting dignitaries of the party and as the venue for the party’s controversial primaries.

“These actions of Jonathan clearly portray him as a betrayer of the PDP which gave him the platform to occupy the highest positions in the country, Bayelsa State, and millions of the PDP members just to protect his selfish interest” Odoko said.

“The argument that Jonathan worked against the PDP because his preferred candidate, Chief Timi Alaibe, lost in the primaries was a pathetic perfidy meant to cover up the real reasons for this betrayal against Bayelsans and Nigerians” the statement added.

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