Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State has lampooned former governor Timipre Sylva reminding him that his reign as Bayelsa governor to be the worst and darkest days in the history of the state. Governor Dickson also enjoined the ex governor to consider his ambition of returning as state governor in 2016 an illusion as the people now knew better.
He made this declaration in a statement released by his Chief Press Secretary, Daniel Iworiso-Markson, on Sunday, June 7, 2015 in reaction to statements credited to Chief Sylva accusing Governor Dickson of governing the Bayelsan people with fear and intimidation.
He said, “Sylva’s remarks epitomized those of a man, who has lost focus and not in touch with the realities on the ground. It is heartwarming that he (Sylva) is not accusing me of multiple crimes and criminality, secret killings, cultism, large scale corruption and brigandage, which were the hallmarks of his tenure as governor of Bayelsa State.
“Sylva’s era as governor of Bayelsa State were the darkest days in the history of the State. Bayelsans have become wiser and would not be cajoled or hoodwinked by his antics. If Sylva is a wise man, he would have seen the handwriting on the wall, that Bayelsans have since rejected him by voting massively for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in all the recent elections.
“As a clear manifestation of the peoples total dislike for Sylva, he lost in his unit, ward and constituency in the State and National Assembly polls, that were conducted recently in the State. These are ominous signals that he can’t be governor again.”
The governor also wondered how Chief Sylva thought he and the APC would defeat a performing PDP governor in the forthcoming 2016 elections.