The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Tuesday in Yenagoa, described as mischievous and total display of ignorance, claims by the All Progressives Congress (APC) that Governor Henry Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State was wasting a generation of elders.
A statement by the Bayelsa State chairman of PDP, Moses Cleopas, said the allegation was adeliberate deceit to score cheap political points.
The party said the APC does not have any moral justification to criticise the Dickson’s administration, because “what Bayelsa State is going through is as a result of the misrule by the APC led Government at the centre.”
Cleopas said the misrule of APC “has completely ruined the nation’s economy, through its inability to initiate policies to reinvigorate the economy.”
According to him, the situation in Bayelsa State was made worse by the the financial recklessness and huge debt burden left behind by the immediate past administration in the State, which was under the leadership of Chief Timipre Sylva of the APC.
He stated that the PDP administration has committed nearly a hundred billion Naira to service the bond liability it inherited from that administration.
Cleopas explained that, despite the huge debt burden it inherited from Chief Sylva’s administration, the PDP government under Dickson has through the careful application of the scarce resources at its disposal, kept the machinery of the Government running.
He added that Bayelsans, especially parents of the said students have all come to terms with the level of wastage in the Chief Sylva years as well as the clear lack of direction and misrule of the Government at the centre, under the APC.
The PDP chairman called on the APC leadership at the state and federal levels to apologise to Bayelsans and Nigerians for the untold hardship they have been subjected to, adding that, the Dickson led administration will not allow its self to be distracted by charlatans, who have proved time and again, that they do not have anything positive to offer the people of the State.