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Former President Goodluck Jonathan has stated that there is no rift involving him and Gov. Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa contrary to perceptions held by some.

According to a statement issued by Francis Agbo, Chief Press Secretary to Gov. Dickson on Friday in Yenagoa, Jonathan attributed the false news on a political rivalry involving the duo to handiwork of mischief makers.

The statement quoted Jonathan to have gone down memory lane, and recalled how he persuaded Dickson to join the Peoples Democratic Celebration (PDP) though he was the governor of the state involving Dec.9, 2005 and May well 29, 2007.

Jonathan in the statement wondered why some individuals were applying politics to generate crisis exactly where none existed.

According to the statement, Jonathan produced the clarification in his Otuoke household, during a condolence visit by Dickson to commiserate with him on the death of the Paramount Ruler of Otuoke Community, King Lot Justin Ogiasa.

Jonathan stated, "Let me on behalf of the community thank you for generating the visit, for the reason that of the relationship we have.

"You wanted to come instantly, but said it would be a waste of time for the governor to come when the date for the burial had not been announced.

"For me politics is a really useless enterprise when I see the type of factors individuals write about me on the social media, I just laugh.

"For Bayelsa State, I feel sad because we are not several and we are not heterogeneous. It is a state that we also know ourselves.

"I have no causes to say that I am competing with the governor by the grace of God, I became Deputy Governor, and later on Governor of Bayelsa and President of Nigeria.

"There is no way I can sit anyplace and strategy 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. Though he was not in PDP then, but he opted to help.