The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Mr Timipreye Sylva said the governor of Bayelsa state, Seriake Dickson made the victory of the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), David Lyon easier with his poor performance in office.
Sylva who stated in Abuja on Monday after he joined the national chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole and other leaders of the party in presenting Lyon to president Muhammadu Buhari at the State House thanked Dickson for making the victory easy.
“It’s been a very hectic week but I will like to bring in this Eritrean proverb, that if you marry a wife very well, you will be blessed with another wife.
“Gov. Dickson, unfortunately, made our job very easy because he married the wife very badly. Of course this proverb pre-supposes that if you marry a wife badly, you will not get another wife.
“So he did not marry the state very well, so the state roundly rejected him.
“Like it’s been said earlier, we had a good candidate and when you have a good product it’s very easy to sell it. So, we went round and sold this good to Bayelsans and the result was an overwhelming success.
“We are happy with this victory because for us it is very significant. This gives our party a footprint in the Niger Delta, which is very key to us. It gives us more of a national outlook, we have always been a national party but this gives us even a bigger national outlook” Sylva said.