Wednesday, 6 January 2016
Dickson is a deceitful, dictatorial and wasteful Governor – Sylva
wasteful governor the state has ever had.
Sylva, who was reacting to Dickson’s world press conference on Monday where the governor referred to him as a violent politician, spoke through Chief Nathan Egba, the Director of Media and Publicity, Sylva-Igiri Campaign Organisation.
The State Governor had during the press conference said, “The party, the APC, is desperate. Their candidate, Chief Timipre Sylva, is desperate. I hear they want to expand their empire across the Atlantic.
“Although Sylva is my friend and brother, I do not like his brand of politics of violence. I will roundly defeat him and the APC again and again.”
In his reaction, Sylva said the governor had no other issue to discuss except how Sylva and the APC perpetrated violence and used security agencies, the presidency and other top federal officials to influence the result of the polls.
Sylva stated, “In the same breadth, he is claiming an unassailable lead, according to him, having won in six out of seven local government areas results so far declared and that he has the total support of the people of the Southern Ijaw LGA.
“At this point, one really wonders why he is still embattled and running from pillar to post, holding press briefings and radio broadcasts almost on a daily basis. Why did he go to beg the Presidency to be allowed to win in the Southern Ijaw LGA in return for defecting to the APC?
“Bayelsa State has never had a more deceitful, dictatorial, wasteful and divisive governor such as Seriake Dickson, such that instead of campaigning on a pan-Bayelsa platform, Dickson has set about whipping up core-Ijaw and non-core-Ijaw ethnic sentiments within this small Bayelsa State.”
Stressing that Dickson was not a democrat, the former governor wondered why he stopped the salaries of civil servants alleged to have voted for the APC.
“Why would he, as a sitting governor, import into his own state gunmen from neighbouring states to cause mayhem? All in the bid to win election! Whereas, he knows the terrible security situation the state is facing under him,” Sylva wondered.