The former president stated this while reacting to rumors that
himself and the current governor of his home state, Bayelsa, Seriake
Dickson are at loggerheads.
“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
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.”