The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva, said on Monday the outgoing Governor of Bayelsa State, Seriake Dickson, made it easy for the All Progressives Congress (APC) to win last Saturday governorship election in the state.
According to him, Governor Dickson failed to make good use of the opportunity the people of the state gave him despite his alleged poor performance.
Sylva stated these after presenting the Bayelsa Governor-elect, David Lyon, to President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Lyon, the APC candidate in the election, had defeated Douye Diri, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the poll.
Explaining why the APC won the election, Sylva said “It’s been a very hectic week but I will like to bring in this Eritrean proverb, that if you marry a wife very well, you will be blessed with another wife.
“Governor Dickson, unfortunately, made our job very easy because he married the wife very badly. Of course, this proverb pre-supposes that if you marry a wife badly, you will not get another wife.
“So he did not marry the state very well, so the state roundly rejected him.
“Like it’s been said earlier, we had a good candidate and when you have a good product it’s very easy to sell it. So, we went around and sold this good candidate to Bayelsans and the result was an overwhelming success.
“We are happy with this victory because for us it is very significant. This gives our party a footprint in the Niger Delta, which is very key to us. It gives us more of a national outlook, we have always been a national party but this gives us even a bigger national outlook.”
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