The All Progressives Congress (APC) said on Tuesday the outgoing Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, has blamed everyone, including public institutions, but himself for the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) defeat at the November 16 governorship election in the state.
The APC National Publicity Secretary, Lanre Issa-Onilu, said “if Dickson should stand before the mirror, he would see a clown, a prodigal son, and a failure, all rolled into one. We know he cannot do that. Shame would not allow him to carry out self-evaluation.”
Dickson had earlier described the governorship election as a well-organised conspiracy against the people.
The governor who addressed journalists in Abuja on Tuesday, claimed that the APC agents and security agents wrote out results of the election which was announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
But the APC spokesman declared in a statement that the party’s candidate, David Lyon, won because Dickson wasted the opportunity he had to become a hero in a state that badly needed one.
The statement read: “A state with the 4th highest federal allocation among 36 states; benefitting from huge oil derivation funds; ranked 27th among 36 states in terms of landmass; least populated of the 36 states, yet has nothing to show for it.”
“Governor Dickson should be accounting for his stewardship. He should account for how his oversized ego cost him and PDP the governorship election in Bayelsa State. Governor Dickson, for eight years, did what a typical PDP governor would do.
“He ran a directionless government, squandered the state resources and had no traceable positive impact on Bayelsa State.
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