The Transformation Ambassadors of Nigeria (TAN) yesterday dismissed as “untrue” and “wicked imagination”, the claims by some politicians in Bayelsa State that the camp of the loyalists of President Goodluck Jonathan in the state is polarized, saying they are focused on the sustained campaigns towards the re-election of the president in the March 28 presidential election.
According to TAN, the recent statement credited to a group identified as TAN-Watch on the alleged fictitious plots including the baseless plot to stone the State Governor, Seriake Dickson, is a fictitious claim by a fake group sponsored to spread rumours of division among President Jonathan’s loyalists.
The Bayelsa State chapter of TAN, in a statement issued by its Secretary, Hon. Gesiye Isowo, said the Chairman and Secretary of the so-called TAN-Watch, Mr. Oguru Ebidouwei and Ebiere Domo respectively, are not known members of TAN as the Organization report contains no such record.
“The claim that members of TAN are pulling out in Bayelsa is baseless as countless people visit the office of TAN on daily basis to register their support for and interest in TAN. This is owing largely to the present leadership’s desire to open up the NGO for members of the public to participate in its activities as against the former leadership, which they accused of running a closed system”, Isowo said.
On the alleged plot against the Governor Dickson, the group denied the claim as untrue and wicked,
“The group is focused on the re-election of the President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan during the March 28 Presidential election. Though the group in Bayelsa state has come under series of sponsored media attacks, the claims that the leadership of the TAN is factionalised and are involved in fictitious plot to attack the state governor is baseless and a figment of the deluded imagination of the sponsors of the report.
“The group has no reason to plot against the State Governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson as they are both working to achieve the same goal of the re-election of President Goodluck Jonathan through different platforms.it is unfortunate that the sponsors of the media attacks on TAN have decided to take this infamous route to achieve their selfish desire. This dishonorable path, chosen by these sponsors, is in spite of the unprecedented robust and ever-growing support base created by the present leadership of TAN for the re-election of President Goodluck Jonathan which remains the focus of TAN including the state chapter.
“The present leadership of TAN in the state is an assemblage of people who have at one time and another, contributed immensely to the development of the state through various highly exalted positions and have decided to pull their mental and physical resources for the singular purpose of President Jonathan’s re-election”.