The Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, and his party are reportedly jittery over former President Goodluck Jonathan’s decision to support some candidates in the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Advanced Democratic Party (ADC).
A source according to The Nation Newspaper alleged that there a crisis of confidence in Bayelsa PDP between ex-President Jonathan and Governor Dickson.
Jonathan is said to be supporting some candidates in the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Advanced Democratic Party (ADC), The Nation reports
The candidates are a former Chief of Staff to ex-Governor Timipre Sylva and APC House of Representatives candidate for Ogbia Federal Constituency, Samuel Ogboku as well as ADC senatorial candidate for Bayelsa East, Senator Nimi Bariagha Amange.
Jonathan opted to support the two candidates and the House of Assembly candidates in his zone following the humiliation of his preferred nominees at the PDP primaries.
The disunity among members of the PDP in the south-south and southeast zones has forced the Presidential Candidate of the party to postpone 2019 campaign flag off in the region.
The South-south leg of his campaign which was originally scheduled for flag off on Tuesday, January 8, has been put off indefinitely.