The former governor of Bayelsa state and leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, Timipre Sylva, has accused the former president Goodluck Jonathan of not contributing anything to the state while he was the country’s president.
Sylva, who took over from Jonathan as governor of Bayelsa, stated this while speaking at the mega rally of the APC where the current state chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), retired Colonel Sam Inokoba, and the former managing director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Timi Alaibe, decamped to the APC.
“The Brass LNG that was not given to us by our son will be given to us when APC takes over. Development that was not brought to us by our son will be brought to us. The East-West road that was not completed by our son will be completed, let them show me one single project our son did for Bayelsa. Show me one single road or show me half road he did. He is I will do, I will do. If you cannot show me, why should you continue to support the PDP? ” he queried.
“The governor is promising security, I say that is good enough but let them go and guarantee security in the creeks first. You cannot guarantee us security because we are secured and Bayelsa people love the APC. The time for the prosperity of the people has come. The time of poverty is gone. In Abuja, the PDP party have been decapitated, so the PDP is already dead and we will bury PDP in Bayelsa state,” Sylva added.
No fewer than 1,150 PDP leaders in Bayelsa state, including Inokoba and Alaibe, on August 15 decamped to the APC in a bid to wrestle power from the PDP at the gubernatorial election on December 5.
The APC rally saw the national chairman of the party, John Oyegun, his deputy, Segun Oni, join Sylva in welcoming the defectors to their party at the Samson Siasia sports complex, Yenagoa.
The embattled Bayelsa state governor, Seriake Dickson, has announced he will formally declare his intention to run for the second term on August 28, 2015.