Amidst speculation of a rift between him and the Governor of Bayelsa State, Mr. Seriake Dickson, former President Goodluck Jonathan, on Wednesday, said he had never dreamed of breaking his relationship with the governor.
Jonathan, who spoke when the governor visited his Otuoke courtyard in Ogbia Local Government Area said the rumoured of the rift was the handiwork of troublemakers.
Dickson led a high-powered state delegation to condole with Jonathan over the death of the Paramount Ruler of Otuoke, HRH King Lord Justin Ogiasa.
But the duo seized the opportunity to deny the reported existence of a political tussle between them.
Jonathan, who thanked Dickson for the visit described politics as a useless game saying that some people were using it to create crisis.
He said: “There is no way I can sit anywhere and plan evil against Bayelsa or the Governor. When I was dreaming of becoming a governor, Dickson was amongst the very few in the meetings we were holding, although he was not in the PDP he opted to help.
“He said he didn’t want to be in the PDP, but I virtually forced him to join PDP. When I became Governor, I appointed Dickson Commissioner for Justice and Attorney General and that was how he became a PDP and later became a member of House of Representatives and so on. There is no way I will break my relationship with the Governor.”
The NATION reports that on his part Dickson said he is part of the Ogiasa family and by extension, the Otuoke Community of Ogbia Local Government.
He said: ”We are here in full force as we have always done to commiserate with you, my elder brother, leader and the Ogiasa family in this hour of bereavement. We pray God to grant the Late Ogiasa eternal repose”.
The Governor, who dispelled rumour of any rift with the former president said, he had come a long way with the Jonathan.
He said in and out of office, Jonathan would continue to remain his leader and that he would continue to respect him.
He, therefore, called on those, who wanted to cause imaginary differences between him and Jonathan to sink their plans.
He said: “Both of us have come a long way. 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.”
Dickson said he and Jonathan were not running for any office and wondered why political jobbers were bent on destroying their good relationship.