No rift between Jonathan, Dickson — Edwin Clark


Clark, who is the National Leader of the Pan-Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF), made this known in a statement in Abuja.

He said that reports making the rounds on the rift were meant to cause disaffection between the two and to create tension in Bayelsa.

“In the past few days, the media have been inundated with stories about a so-called rift between a former President of Nigeria, Dr Goodluck Jonathan and the Governor of Bayelsa.

As a father to both of these important Nigerians, I categorically want to state that these reports are the handiwork of fifth columnists.

“It is the handiwork of persons who are deliberately out for mischief by creating disaffection between these two sons of mine.

“As we all know, Jonathan has continued to maintain a fair level of dignified silence as expected of a statesman and he is working assiduously towards ensuring peaceful development of this country.

“Lately, he became an acclaimed global citizen and international statesman with presence in almost all the continents.

“This is obviously a source of envy and discomfort to some who are now the purveyors of these stories of supposed rift.’’

The elder statesman further noted that Dickson on his part was working assiduously to see to the development of the state and had no time for such frivolities.

“As can be attested by Retired Gen. Yakubu Gowon,  Prof. Wole Soyinka, acclaimed writer, and Prof. J. P. Clark, following our recent journey to Bayelsa, Dickson is doing a great job. ” punch

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