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BAYELSA GUBER: Again, Gov Dickson aims at APC, says its gov’ship candidate Lyon not “sellable”



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The Governor of Bayelsa State, Seriake Dickson has taken another swipe at the governorship candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC), David Lyon ahead of the November 16 election.

Governor Dickson who was fielding questions from the State House Correspondents in Abuja, on Thursday said David Lyon, who can’t govern, is not sellable.

The incumbent governor who also revealed that he was still leading the reconciliation efforts to pacify the aggrieved members of his party, following the outcome of the primary election, added that David Lyon was imposed by the APC leader.

He said; “In Bayelsa state, PDP is the largest, biggest and the most formidable political platform. When you have such large platform and you have about twenty something people aspiring, you will expect that at the end of the day, when one person inevitably wins, this issue will be there.

“Compared to the other side which didn’t have the luxury of having a credible primary, a candidate was brought out from the pocket of the leader of the party; a candidate that is not sellable; a candidate that we all know can’t govern. So, for us, the election is already won. Won by us and lost on the other side.”

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Dickson added: “My call back home to all politicians and parties, to all institutions of government, particularly the INEC and the security agencies is that all hands must literally be on deck.

“We have had very unfortunate instances where in elections, you see unnecessary violence, carnage and brigandage, maiming and displacement of people. In Bayelsa, we have IDPs.”

Dickson’s comments comes days after he described the APC joint ticket of Lyon/Degi Governorship election in the state, as a representation of militancy, terrorism, cultism and criminality.

The APC also fired back at Dickson dismissing his claims as habitual deception and mudslinging meant to malign the party.

In the statement signed by the party’s Secretary, Media and Publicity Committee APC Bayelsa state 2019 Governorship Campaign Council, Mr. Doifie Buokoribo, the APC said the claim was “Dickson’s normal, customary and habitual trickery, meant to hide his nervousness by defaming the opponent, when jittery and faced with tough political opposition.”

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