Chief Don Evarada, a former aide to Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson has been condemned for rating the administration of the incumbent leader of the state low.
According to the Youths from the Bayelsa State chapter of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) under the aegis of PDP Youth Network (PDPYN), Chief Evarada who recently defected to the All Peoples Congress was spreading ’tissues of lies’ against Gov. Dickson.
Reacting to comments by Chief Evarada who appeared on national TV alongside another chieftain of the APC, Chief Indutimi Komonibo, to criticise Gov Seriake’s administration, the group said the pair struggled hard to tell lies against the governor to decieve Nigerians.
In a statement signed and issued on Friday by its spokesman, Ebibowei Seighaowei, the group said Evarada was bitter against Dickson and the PDP because he was not made a cabinet member.
The statement read in part “Evarada was brought into the Restoration Government by Governor Seriake Dickson from the State Action Council on AIDS (SACA) where he was the spokesman. He was appointed as Special Adviser on Public Affairs and later Special Adviser on Urban Crime Management. It is on record that Don Evarada lobbied to be Commissioner for Information and Orientation but could not get the job and became aggrieved ever since. He moved over to the APC few days ago and has now started a campaign of calumny against Dickson and the PDP.
“Of course, we are in a political season and Evarada has now found himself a ready tool in the hands of the APC to spread mischief and blackmail even against his former benefactor. But we are not really surprised considering Evarada’s past which is still hunting him.
“With this clarification, we wish to alert the public to the fact that Don Evarada was only ventilating his frustrations over his terrible state of mind. Governor Seriake Dickson’s place in the substantive leadership history of Bayelsa State is already secure and come November 16, he will lead the PDP to victory.
“But setting the record straight, we wish to state without equivocation that Governor Seriake Dickson has etched his name in gold in Bayelsa State as a result of his extra-ordinary performance in office in his close to eight years in the saddle. This has been well documented and validated by well-meaning Bayelsans including our leader, the former President Goodluck Jonathan, who recently said publicly that Governor Dickson had exceeded expectations in his leadership and performance,” the statement by the group added.
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