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Politics is a very useless business- GEJ to Dickson

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Immediate past president, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, has stated that as far as he is concerned, politics is a very useless business, Vanguard reports.

The former president made his comments on Wednesday, November 15, during a visit by Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa state to his Otuoke home to commiserate with him over thedeath of HRH King Lot Justin Ogiasa, the paramount ruler of Otuoke community.

The former president doused speculations of a rift between him and the governor.

Jonathan stated that he was not in any form of competition with the governor, and revealed how Dickson had volunteered to help him when he wanted to become governor.

He stated:“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 alsoknow 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.”On his part, Governor Dickson also stated that there was no animosity between himself and the former president who he described as his ‘elder brother’.

He stated:“Both of us have come a longway. My personal political story cannot be complete without talking about my elder brother, Jonathan.”He also knows that I made a little contribution that is recorded in the political chapter of his life.”

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