The member representing Nembe/Brass Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Israel Sunny-Goli has flayed the Bayelsa state Governor, Seriake Dickson over comments he made during a media interview where he accused multinational oil company, Agip of outsourcing terrorism to the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the November 16 gubernatorial election in the state, Mr. David Lyon.
Addressing a press conference in Yenogoa, the Bayelsa state capital on Tuesday, Goli said Dickson is a drowning having realised that the people of the state have abandoned his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, Senator Douye Diri.
“First and foremost, Governor Dickson is in a confused state. He is confused in the sense that he is spreading lies. Agip is not a party to the growing popularity of APC in Bayelsa State; Agip is not a party to our acceptability in this state as the only alternative to the PDP in Bayelsa.
“I want to ask Dickson some questions was it Agip that told him for the past seven and half years not to pay workers full salaries? Was it Agip that told him not to utilise the Paris Fund to pay gratuities and pensions to retirees? Was it Agip that told Dickson not to complete the construction of the 7km road Isaac Boro Express road?. He should go to Rivers State and see the roads his colleague Governor Nyesom Wike is constructing. The truth of the matter is that Dickson is a drowning man” Goli said.
“Bayelsans have rejected him and the PDP completely because of the mismanagement of the affairs of the state. So he is trying to come out to feed Bayelsans with lies. It has become obvious to Bayelsans that Dickson has been lying for the past seven years and there is no way to remedy it again so all he is trying to do is blame his woes on innocent firms and individuals but this cannot save him.
“Agip is innocent of all the allegations levelled against it. The allegations are baseless and vague. There are issues of governance for him to tackle he should come home and tackle them instead of going around to deceive Nigerians” he added.