Former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs Godsday Orubebe has insisted he was not sacked by Jonathan. Rather, he resigned so that he could contribute to the development of Delta State, his home state.
He plans to contest the 2015 gubernatorial election in Delta State.
Mr Orubebe sold his voluntary resignation story to journalists at a reception held for him in Asaba, Delta State.
He said, “I worked with President Jonathan very, very well. He is an elder brother, he is a friend, he is my leader, he is a great Nigerian leader and I worked with him over the years. I was not sacked. I resigned and he allowed me to go when I told him that I needed to come to Delta State to support the governor and the people of this state to move Delta State to a greater level, having contributed my little quota towards the advancement of this country.”
“I do not want to end my political career without coming to my own state to deposit what God has given me through President Goodluck Jonathan. That is why I resigned to come and contest the governorship election in Delta State, 2015”, he added.