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Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan – “Politics is a very useless business, I laugh when I see what people write about me on social media”


Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan who covered rumours about a political rift between him and Governor Seriake Henry Dickson of Bayelsa State, on Wednesday has described politics as a very unserviceable business.

The 59-year-old ex-president of Nigeria revealed that when he reads what people write about him on social media, he laughs.

He made the clarification, during a condolence visit by Dickson in his Otuoke home to commiserate with him on the death of the Paramount Ruler of Otuoke Community, HRH King Lot Justin Ogiasa.

He said:

“Let me on behalf of the community thank you for making the visit, because of the relationship we have.

You wanted to come immediately, but said it would be waste for the governor to come when the date for the burial has not been announced.

For me politics is a very useless business. When I see the kind of things people write about me on the social media, I just laugh.

For Bayelsa State, I feel sad because we are not many and we are not heterogeneous.

It is a state that we also know ourselves. I have no reason to say that I am competing with the governor; by the grace of God, I became Deputy Governor, Governor and President.

There is no way I can sit anywhere and plan anything against Bayelsa state or the governor.

“When I was dreaming of becoming Governor, Dickson was among the few in the meetings we were holding. He was not in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), but he agreed to help it.

He didn’t want to join the PDP, but I virtually forced him.

“When I became Governor, I appointed Dickson Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice and that was how he became a PDP member and later became a member of the House of Representatives and so on…There is no way I will break my relationship with the Governor.”



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