President Ggodluck Jonathan has thanked his kinsmen and women in his home state, Bayelsa, for the support they have given him since 1999 when he became deputy governor up to the time he became Vice President of Nigeria and eventually President.
President Jonathan, whose campaign train landed today in his home state of Bayelsa, told a mamoth crowd of supporters that he had not gone there to campaign since he is sure of their support at all times.
He asked them however, to continue to support him and all candidates and members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at all levels during the February polls and beyond.
The President who spoke against the backdrop of reported division within the PDP in the state, urged his kinsmen to extend the same support they have for him to the sitting governor, Henry Seriake Dickson.
The President stressed the importance of working with the governor to keep delivering dividends of democracy to the people.
He emphasised the need for the Bayelsans to support their governor at all costs and that they stop listening to the gospel of people who are out to destroy the state.
“We have done a lot of work in the state which we don’t need to start mentioning here in order not to bore you. I am working with the governor. I have to
work with him to be able to succeed. “Don’t allow people to spoil your minds. If you support me, you must also support the governor. You must work with the governor of the state. We are
together. We will bring the more dividends of democracy to the state.
Some people are out to destroy the state by poisoning your minds. Don’t listen to them.”
Vice President, Mohammed Namadi Sambo trook the running mate of All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential candidate, Professor Yemi Osibajo who said APC would put Buhari in front in the fight against insurgents to task.
Sambo insisted that Buhari is an old retired general who can’t run more than a few metres before falling. [myad]