The political atmosphere in Bayelsa State is about to get heated up ahead of the November 16 election, going by comments made by the incumbent Governor of the State, Seriake Dickson.
The governor may have ruffled some feathers after he described the All Progressives Congress (APC), joint ticket of Lyon/Degi Governorship election in the state, as a representation of militancy, terrorism, cultism and criminality.
While making the comments in Yenagoa, the capital of Bayelsa, on Monday during the official inauguration of the gubernatorial campaign teams and secretariat, Dickson said the APC after five years in the centre has done nothing but promote violence in different communities in Bayelsa.
He said, “Consider what would happen if things were to happen otherwise, none of you will spend a week in Bayelsa State. APC is presenting a ticket of militancy, terrorism, cultism and criminality, it’s going to be a government of criminals and cultist.”
“Democracy in Bayelsa State can never turn to a government of militancy and criminals.
“As we are formally inaugurating the campaigns, we will also launch “Operation wind APC in Bayelsa.”
“The consequence are too dare to imagine, people will be scared to visit the state , even indigenes will be scared to visit their communities.
“If we don’t take this elections seriously, by 17th the day after the election we should be ready to leave the state. This election is not about the candidate or even me but about the future of our state and our children.
“In 2015, when I was contesting, I saw more than the defection we are seeing today but let me assure us of victory. And don’t be perturbed but that doesn’t mean that we are happy as party leaders are decamping but victory will be ours at the end,” Governor Dickson added.