Members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have lambasted Governor Serake Dickson of Bayelsa State for victimising top civil servant suspected to be against his second term bid.
Members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have lambasted Governor Serake Dickson of Bayelsa State for victimising top civil servant suspected to be against his second term bid. They also accused him of buying Permanent Voter Cards PVCs from the electorate in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area and other places where there will be an election rerun by January 9.
“In his acts of desperation, Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State has vowed to use to deal with some top civil servants and politicians believed not to have supported him in the governorship election," claimed a recent statement released by the APC of Bayelsa State.
The Director of Media and Publicity of the Sylva/Igiri Campaign Organisation (SICO), Chief Nathan Egba, said that the recent action of Governor Serake Dickson was quite shameful and disturbing.
“The strategy of Governor Dickson is to throw around cash as a form of inducement to secure victory and, in the end, abandon the people again, like he has done for almost four years now.”
He advised the people of Bayelsa to refrain from jeopardizing their future by fraternizing with the governor and his agents.
“Our people should stop selling their PVCs to the governor’s agents, who are also asking for passport pictures of those whose PVCs they buy, with the promise of opening bank accounts into which monthly allowances would be paid.
“It is quite worrisome that the governor, who is exhibiting so much desperation to win the election at all cost, is venting his anger on some top civil servants and even his fellow elected Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) members he suspects of supporting the APC.
“We are aware that he has directed his hatchet man in the Treasury …to withhold December salaries of the affected civil servants and politicians, as a form of punishment.
“We assure the affected civil servants not to worry because the APC will restore all salaries and allowances, including severance packages of past government officials, whom Governor Dickson has refused to settle.”
However, members of the People Democratic Party PDP have come out to strongly deny the allegations.