Oshiomhole Doesn’t Know David Lyon Enough, Says Seriake
The executive governor of Bayelsa State, Seriake Dickson says the Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole does not know the APC flag bearer.
Seriake reacted to a statement credited to Oshiomhole who described the Bayelsa APC governorship candidate, David Lyon as a man to beat in the election.
The State governor said Oshiomhole does not know his candidate enough to describe him like that.
Seriake is backing the candidate of the PDP, Senator Douye Diri in the next month’s governorship election in the state.
The governor said this before reporters in Ikeja at the 3rd annual conference of the Guild of Corporate Online Publishers (GOCOP).
“My good friend Oshiomhole knows that the APC cannot win Bayelsa in a free and fair election.
“They can’t win any ward in Bayelsa. None. They have never won any election except intimidating people, manipulating the electoral body. He knows that.
“He is a good friend. I disagree with his views. I believe he doesn’t know his candidate enough. But in the coming days and weeks, I believe he will get to know the person he has allowed to be the flag bearer.
“Since 2015, we have been dealing with extreme violence and abuse of power by the leadership of the party that has the centre. We expect that the elections would not be as violent as the previous ones.
“The people of Bayelsa can be trusted to vote for a candidate they believe has the experience, a candidate that they believe understands the issues, a candidate that will continue with the massive development that has come to stay in Bayelsa.”
Oshiomhole had earlier reacted to a statement allegedly made by Seriake, the Nation Paper said.
Oshiomhole was reported to have berated Seriake for using what he called unsophisticated language against David Lyon.
Seriake had earlier said “We can’t imagine that after I have raised the bar this high then this militant, will attempt to take over Bayelsa State.
“What they have done is to outsource terrorism to the so-called candidate of the APC, Chief David Lyon, and I think in the next couple of days when you see some images you will be appalled.”