Robert Azibaola has urged the supporters of Goodluck Jonathan and those of Timipre Silva to sheathe their swords.
The social media space has been set into a meltdown following the conclusion of the 2023 Bayelsa Election won by incumbent Governor Douye Diri of the Peoples Democratic Party.
Ex-president Jonathan had congratulated Diri, saying his victory would further improve the security situation in the state.
During a post-election visit, Jonathan expressed relief and hinted at potential relocation plans if Diri had not been reelected, citing improvements in security during Diri’s administration.
Supporters of Timipre Silva had been left upset as they continued to trade words.
But in his remarks, Jonathan’s confidant Azibaola disclosed that both Bayelsa State leaders have no known disagreements.
He cautioned supporters of both politicians to respect their principals, adding that both have a long road of collaborative leadership of Bayelsa state and mutual assistance of one another far into to the future. He said:
“In the last few days, there have been several firestorms on social media between supporters and antagonists of President Goodluck Jonathan and His Excellency, Timipre Sylva of a supposed statement made by President Jonathan, and a response likewise made by HE Sylva.
“It is instructive to note that President Goodluck Jonathan and HE Timi Sylva have no known tangible disagreements that would warrant their respective supporters and fans to feast on and get disrespectful of their elder statesmen.
“Both President Jonathan and HE Sylva are leaders of Bayelsa in their respective rights and standings. And both have a long road of collaborative leadership of Bayelsa state and mutual assistance of one another far into the future.
“Most importantly, it is undisputable that the mother of Goodluck Jonathan is also a mother to HE Timi Sylva who has in the past held her as such and I’m sure he’ll continue to so hold her.
“The various supporters and fans of both leaders need to sheathe their swords; rather than expecting water in a mirage pool.
“We Bayelsans and our leaders are better together, irrespective of our party affiliations.”