Defection Rumours: Governor Dickson Lampoons Senator Ikisikpo

Defection Rumours: Governor Dickson Lampoons Senator Ikisikpo

Timipre Sylva Governor Seriake Dickson Bayelsa Ese Oruru PDP Ijaw
Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State

Governor Seraike Dickson, the Governor of Bayelsa State has chided Senator Clever Ikisikpo of the Bayelsa East Senatorial Zone, over a “careless” statement he made on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 as he was defecting from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

While Senator Ikisikpo was making his defection official, he had claimed that Governor Dickson will soon decamp and join the APC as well.

In a statement signed by Governor Dickson’s Chief Press Secretary, Daniel Iworiso-Markson, he denied the claim and lambasted ikisikpo into utter shame.

According to his statement, Sen. Ikisikpo was in a bid to “dignify his perfidy and robe Governor Dickson into his dubious defection scheme.”

He mentioned: “A man who rose from relative obscurity through the platform of the PDP from 1999 as House of Assembly member and later to the National Assembly, serving as a two term member of the green chambers and from there rose through the shoulders of President Goodluck Jonathan to the Senate, could not even as a mark of honour and respect, wait for the President, his benefactor, kinsman and leader of a political party that gave him so much, to leave office before defecting to the APC.

“It shows the height of desperation, treachery, mischief and blackmail perpetrated by some of the so-called PDP leaders, who worked to deny the party victory at the polls even against one of their own.

“As a government, we are not surprised at Ikisikpo’s action and others like him. In fact, the public should expect many more defections in the days to come from those, who worked against candidates of the party in the recently-concluded House of Assembly elections.

“It is pertinent to state that, their leaving the party is of no consequence to the fortunes. We want to assure them that posterity will be the judge.” he said.


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