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BAYELSA GUBER: APC can’t win Bayelsa in a free and fair election, Dickson replies Oshiomhole

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‘The next governor of Bayelsa won’t be selected from my pocket’

Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State says that that the All Progressives Congress (APC) does not stand a chance of winning the governorship election in the state.

He added that APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, lacked adequate knowledge of the party’s candidate in the forthcoming governorship election.

Governor Dickson made the comment in reaction to an earlier statement by Oshiomhole where he flayed Dickson for using ‘unsophisticated language’ against the APC flagbearer, David Lyon.

Oshiomhole had said: “Let me use this opportunity to reply directly to my Friend, Gov. Dickson of Bayelsa. I think he has allowed his fears, lack of self-confidence, the imminent defeat that awaits him and his party to overcloud his judgement as to resort to the use of inelegant language and uncouth statement to describe one of his own and a fellow citizen of Bayelsa”.

Dickson, while speaking to newsmen in Lagos on Saturday, dismissed Oshiomhole’s claims that the APC would take over Bayelsa after the election.

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“My good friend Oshiomhole knows that the APC cannot win Bayelsa in a free and fair election. They can’t win any ward in Bayelsa. None. They have never won any election except intimidating people, manipulating electoral body. He knows that,” he said

“He is my good friend. I disagree with his views. I believe he doesn’t know his candidate enough. But in the coming days and weeks, I believe he will get to know the person he has allowed to be the flag bearer.

“Since 2015, we have been dealing with extreme violence and abuse of power by the leadership of the party that has the centre. We expect that the elections would not be as violent as the previous ones.

“The people of Bayelsa can be trusted to vote for a candidate they believe has the experience, a candidate that they believe understands the issues, a candidate that will continue with the massive development that has come to stay in Bayelsa.”

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