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Dickson made it easy for APC to takeover Bayelsa — Timipre Sylva

Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva, has said Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa, made it easy for the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), David Lyon, to win the November 16 polls.

Okay.ng recalls that Lyon was declared Governor-elect of Bayelsa State by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) after scoring the highest number of votes in the election.

Sylva during a visit to President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House on Monday said the electoral victory of the APC candidate was made possible by what he described as “poor performance” by Dickson’s administration.

He said: “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.

“Governor 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 around 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.”

Dickson’s tenure as governor of Bayelsa State will end in February 2020.

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