You can’t take Dickson’s glory on infrastructure – Sylva tells Diri

The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Bayelsa State, Chief Timipre Sylva, has hailed a former governor and current Senator representing Sagbama/Ekeremor Senatorial District, on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Senator Seriake Dickson, for constructing the road to Ekeremor Local Government Area after over 40 years.

He said it was abominable for the incumbent Governor, Douye Diri, to take credit for the road constructed by his predecessor.

He said: “We are grateful to former Governor Dickson for executing this very vital road. He has written his name in gold and left a legacy that would speak for him through time.

“We must give credit to who deserves it and that accolade must go to Dickson. It is a sign of ingratitude for Governor Douye Diri to appropriate the road to himself.”

Sylva also hailed the people of Ekeremor for their reception when he campaigned in the area ahead of the November 11 election.

He wondered why Governor Diri had developed the habit of re-inaugurating projects executed by his predecessor without making any reference to former Governor Dickson.

He observed that without the sacrifices, hard work and foresight of Dickson, Diri would not have become a governor.

He recalled that he failed the popularity rest in 2019 when the APC roundly trounced him and would fail again in November for mismanaging over three years in governance.

“You can’t subject people to this kind of hardship and expect them to bring you back to power. The people are tired and willing to sack this failed government”, Sylva said.

The former Petroleum Minister insisted that the people of the LGA, like every other part of the state, had suffered untold hardship under the clueless administration of Governor Diri and were eager to vote him out.

Recall that a Federal High Court in Abuja had disqualified Sylva from contesting the governorship election. The APC National Publicity Secretary, Felix Morka, also announced on Friday that the party had postponed the inauguration of its campaign in the state.

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