By Lateef Ibrahim
The immediate past President, Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday described the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar as a detribalised individual, who deserves to be supported by all.
Jonathan described the former Vice President as the best among all the candidates contesting for the February 16th Presidential elections.
He assured that the entire people of Bayelsa state are solidly behind him in his quest to becoming the next President.
Jonathan said this while speaking in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital, at the PDP Presidential campaign rally.
In the words of Jonathan, “Let us not play politics of stomach and you mortgage the interest of your people. Politics is all about the people. Politics is not an individual business.
“We have looked at all the candidates, all of them are good people, but among the good people, you will get the best.
“Atiku is the best candidate to be there in the State House, and use his hand lens and periscope and see the whole Nigeria as his constituency. And help to improve the qualiity of our lives,” he said.
The former President urged the people to vote for the party’s candidates at the presidential, National Assembly and state assembly election in the forthcoming polls.
According to Jonathan, if elected as President, Atiku will not engage in lopsided appointments.
He added, “This is somebody that appreciates Bayelsans, somebody that recognises Bayelsans, somebody that loves the Ijaw people. He is the kind of person that we Bayelsans must die to work for.
“He is the kind of person that will help us because he knows us, he has been relating with us. He is the kind of person that will bring the whole Nigeria together.
“He is the kind of person that can look among us and say one of your sons can be a Chief of Army Staff, DG DSS, Inspector General of Police, Chief of Air Staff, Chief of Defence Staff or Minister of Defence because he has confidence in us and we also have confidence in him. Bayelsans, our eyes must be open.