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Bayelsa Group Slams Alamieyeseigha For Insisting On Dickson

Posted: Aug 6, 2015 at 8:28 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Igoniko Oduma, Yenagoa


A group of Bayelsa indigenes, under the aegis of Bayelsa All Progressives Coalition (BAC), on Thursday criticised the first civilian governor of Bayelsa State, Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, for creating conditions that lead to frequent change of governors in the state.

The national president of BAC, Kenneth Osomugha, who spoke in Yenagoa, said Alamieyeseigha set the pace for the political instability in the state.

Alamieyeseigha, while inaugurating the Dickson Support Movement at the Peace Park in Yenagoa last week, warned the people against changing governors at will.

“It is regrettable and a mark of insensitivity on the part of the former governor to blame the people of the state for the situation we find ourselves regarding the tenure of successive and previous governors.

“The fact remains that it is only when a governor performs creditably in the eyes of the masses that he may be called upon for a second tenure and not for a few persons who share the commonwealth of our people to declare an incumbent befitting of a second tenure.

“Rather than resort to media hype and propaganda occasioned by a fire brigade approach of ‘buying’ the electorate, the former governor should apologise to Bayelsans for derailing our developmental process,” Osomugha said.

He added that it was unbecoming of an elder statesman like Alamieyeseigha to speak from both sides of his mouth: “He should be reminded that in the world over, it is common knowledge that a good product sells itself, and if the governor is a good product, he does not need to be forced on the people by ‘marketers‘. The era of deception is gone.”