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BAYELSA GUBER: Gov Dickson writes off APC, says party is toothless bulldog



At 58 Nigeria is sitting on a keg of gunpowder

Ahead of the November 16 governorship election in Bayelsa, the state governor, Seriake Dickson has written off the All Progressives Congress (APC).

He described the major opposition party in the state, as “a toothless bulldog” and said it cannot win any free and fair election in the state.

According to him, the only strategy the APC uses to win elections in the state is via thuggery, ballot stuffing, hijacking of electoral materials and political violence.

A statement the governor’s chief press secretary, Mr Fidelis Soriwei released on Monday, quoted Dickson as saying this on Sunday.

He spoke at a meeting of the Governorship Campaign Advisory Council of the state Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) held on Sunday night in Yenagoa.

Insisting that the APC thrives on electoral irregularities, Dickson said, “This much played out even in the recent governorship primary election of the APC when the principle of fair play was jettisoned for personal interest.”

Dickson boasted that he would hand over power to a successor from the PDP platform on February 14, 2020.

On the PDP primaries in the state he told the party stakeholders,
“Let me congratulate all our party members on a very successful, peaceful and orderly primary that our party conducted.

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“If you can juxtapose that with what happened in the APC, you will find out that they never really held any primaries because they are used to writing results whether in the general elections or their own primary election.”

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