Some elders from the Bayelsa State chapter of the All Progressives Congress have risen against former President Goodluck Jonathan.
The Elders accused Jonathan of making an effort to reap where he did not sow.
According to them, the former president, who is also a Chieftain of the major opposition Peoples Democratic Party, is trying to produce a minister in the current administration of President Bola Tinubu.
The Elders claimed that Jonathan is making this move after actively and openly supporting the candidate of his party, Atiku Abubakar, during the last general election.
The Chairman of the APC Elders Council in the state, Chief Michael Adomokeme, while speaking in Yenagoa, the state capital, said it was wrong for Jonathan to be trying to reap where he did not sow.
“People shouldn’t try to reap where they have never sown.” Some of us have been here since the early days of this party when it was considered taboo just to be a member.
“You all remember, the APC in Bayelsa was called either the Islamic party or the Hausa party by these same people.
“Fast forward to the 2023 elections. President Jonathan did everything to make sure we failed, but we didn’t, as God would have it. What right has he to suddenly want to nominate the minister from Bayelsa State?
“He was President for six years; he nominated dozens of ministers. Why is he now so interested in just the single we, as a party in Bayelsa, want to get? Is it to truncate the APC’s visible path to victory come November?
“It is even an aberration and very demeaning for a former President to go cap-in-hand begging for a single ministerial slot. It ridicules and relegates the office of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“He has been dubbed a statesman and hero of democracy. Fine and good, let him continue being that and not being a statesman by day and a political lobbyist by night, the Elders Chairman said.