Former President Goodluck Jonathan has explained why he no longer participate in partisan politics.
The former President who spoke at the inauguration of the state executive council of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Yenagoa, Bayelsa state on Sunday May 10, said he is shifting away from partisan politics because of his non-governmental organisation (NGO).
Jonathan further revealed that his partners are skeptical about partisan leaders. He said;
“Don’t be discouraged if you do not see me in most party activities in the state. I decided to appear in this event so that I will not be misunderstood.
“I’m shifting away from being an effective partisan politician because of my foundation. People who want to partner me feel that if you are a partisan leader in the country, they will eat with you with a long spoon.
“I felt that after serving as President of this country, I should go to some other areas where my services would be required.
“Through that process, I would be able to support the nation and the state in one way or the other.”