Bayelsa: Account for your stewardship, APC challenges Dickson



The All Progressives Congress (APC) has asked Bayelsa outgoing Governor, Seriake Dickson stop blaming anyone for losing the state, but for his stewardship.

This is contained in a statement the Spokesperson of the party, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu forwarded Newsdiaryonline Tuesday.

According the APC, Dickson has blamed everyone, including public institutions.

“Following the resounding victory of the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate, David Lyon in the November 16 Bayelsa Governorship election, the outgoing Governor, Seriake Dickson has blamed everyone, including public institutions, but himself for the loss of the PDP and his governorship candidate who he tried unsuccessfully to foist on the state.

“If Governor Dickson should stand before the mirror, he would see a clown, a prodigal son, and a failure, all rolled into one. We know he cannot that. Shame would not allow him to carry out self-evaluation. 

“He should sit down to ask himself critical questions: did he waste the opportunity he had to become a hero in a state that badly needs one? A state with the 4th highest federal allocation among 36 states; benefitting from huge oil derivation funds; ranked 27th among 36 states in terms of landmass; least populated of the 36 states, yet has nothing to show for it.

“Governor Dickson should be accounting for his stewardship. He should for his oversized ego cost him and PDP the governorship election in Bayelsa State. Governor Dickson, for eight years, did what a typical PDP governor would : He ran a directionless government, he squandered the state resources, and had no traceable positive impact on Bayelsa State. 

“Rather than sounding ridiculous in an to look for a scapegoat blaming everyone else besides himself, Governor Dickson should explain he singlehandedly chased away other PDP leaders. 

“APC did not need to intimidate the voters or arm-twist the agencies involved in the electoral process in Bayelsa State. Besides the fact that it is not our way, we actually had an easy victory in Bayelsa.

“Thanks to Governor Dickson himself for making victory easy for us. Dickson failed woefully on all fronts. He failed the people of Bayelsa who are daily faced with the reality of underdevelopment. There are no roads, no schools, no hospitals, and no visible improvement on their social life. “

“On Monday, it was disclosed the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) that the inoperative and non functional N60 billion Bayelsa International Airport which Governor Dickson “launched” in February was constructed without perimeter fencing, the number one safety requirement for any airport.

“Surprisingly, Governor Dickson still wonders why the PDP lost the Bayelsa Governorship election,” the statement read.