Jonathan lacks moral right to cam­paign in Niger Delta - Rivers APC

Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS - By Vic­tor Edozie, PoPort Ha­court

Rivers State chap­ter oof the All Pro­gres­sives Con­greCongress (APC) has said Pres­i­dent Good­luck Jonathan and the Peo­ples Demo­cratic Party (PDP) lack the moral right to ca­cam­paign in the Niger Delta for the 2015 gegen­eral elec­tions.

The party in a presspres state­ment signed by its in­terim state chchair­man, Dr Davis Ikanya, said the to­tal and de­lib­er­ate ne­glect of the rere­gion by the PDP-led federal gov­ern­ment­gov un­der the watch of Jonathan who is from the re­gion which gagave him the high­est num­ber of votes from the area in 2011, dis­qual­i­fies Jonathan from cam­paign­ing in the Niger Delta.

“Cer­tainly, Pres­i­dent Jonathan and the PDP have lost ev­ery moral right to come and ask the people of the Niger Delta for their votes in 2015 con­sid­er­ing the wicked­ness they have ex­hib­ited to­wards the people of the re­gion.

“Even though they lack shame, Pres­i­dent Jonathan and PDP should for once re­spect them­selves and stay away from the Niger Delta since even his kins­men in Bayelsa State have re­jected him for dis­ap­point­ing them. This fact was made clear by the im­me­di­ate past Gover­nor of Bayelsa State, Chief Timipre Sylva, who dur­ing his sol­i­dar­ity visit to Gover­nor Ro­timi Amaechi, last weekend, de­clared that most Bayel­sans are frus­trated with the Jonathan ad­min­is­tra­tion and want change even though the Pres­i­dent is from the state,” the party stated in the state­ment.

The party com­mended Sylva for hav­ing the courage to speak the truth de­spite his blood re­la­tion­ship with Pres­i­dent Jonathan and con­grat­u­lated him on his emer­gence as the leader of APC in Bayelsa State.

The state­ment added: “We in Rivers APC look for­ward to col­lab­o­rat­ing with Chief Sylva and other pro­gres­sives in Bayelsa and through­out the coun­try to sweep away the evil PDP govern­ment that has brought only mis­ery to the Niger Delta and to Nige­ri­ans at large.”

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