Bayelsa State Governor, Henry Seriake Dickson, has distanced himself from the multiple crises rocking the state chapter of All Progressives Congress saying he is “too preoccupied with the business of governance.”
The governor in a statement issued Sunday, July 5, 2015 by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Daniel Iworiso-Markson, was reacting to the allegation by the chairman of APC in Bayelsa State, Chief Tiwie Orunimighe, that he was behind the internal crises.
He said, “His Excellency, Governor Henry Seriake Dickson is too preoccupied with the business of governance and is determined to transform the lives of Bayelsans for good as is already evident in its transparent administration, commitment to good governance, landmark infrastructural development, empowerment of the people, free compulsory and qualitative education, social welfare payments to the elderly and unprecedented health infrastructure.
“Tiwie and his ilk in the troubled APC in Bayelsa State should look for someone else to blame for the party’s many troubles because clearly by opening its doors and welcoming all sorts of characters steeped in treachery, it is not surprising that APC is born and bred in crisis. But Tiwie should kindly leave the Bayelsa State government out of its growing confusion.”
Tiwie had accused the Seriake Dickson-led government in Bayelsa state of allegedly using Richard Kpodoh to cause confusion in APC and meddling in its internal affairs.
He had warned that “those living in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones and we are ready to confront them, if they will not desist from meddling in the affairs of our party.”