The leader of the All Progressive Congress, (APC), and former Governor
of Bayelsa State, Chief, Timipre Sylva, has challenged the current
governor of the state, Hon. Seriake Dickson, to stop deceiving Bayelsans
and fly from his acclaimed Bayelsa state Cargo Airport if really it has
been completed and commissioned for use.

Sylva said after
spending such outrageous monies on a project that is not feasible,
he(Dickson), still flies and lands in Port Harcourt Airport instead of
using the airport he claimed to have built.

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The former governor,
stated this while addressing friends, colleagues, party stakeholders,
well-wishers and close associates in Yenagoa, on Sunday, during the
occasion of his 55th birthday celebration.

He revealed that he
was astonished when he went to hire a plane at a particular occasion to
travel down to Bayelsa but he was told that there is no airport in the
state, noting that its high time questions are asked on the true status
of the airport.

“Yes, the current governor has done a few thing
but the airport which is a great idea is surrounded by deceits and
fraud. When Dickson wants to travel in a private jet, he goes to Port
Harcourt instead of using the airport he claimed to have built.

”At
a particular occasion we heard the project’s cost was 100 billion, then
later he (Dickson) claimed it was 80 billion, then when I took on him
based on the frivolous figures, he quickly reversed the figure and said
65 billion. He doesn’t even know the cost of the project because of his
hidden agenda, and even with the figures, let him land in the airport
which is for Bayelsa, at least we have an airport which has been
completed and working. He should tell us the true story behind the
airport.

”Look at Isaac Adaka Boro express road, it has been
under construction for 8 years, I wonder what kind of road is that, we
don’t know who the contractor and what has been spent on it. Yenagoa has
become a dark city, like a city in the dark ages. Hunger is now walking
on the street of Yenagoa in the form of insecurity.

”You can’t
walk on the street of Yenagoa freely because of insecurity, but the time
for change has come, the time for division has ended, Ijaw people must
be united because we are the same people with the same culture.

”This
is not how a state capital should be, Yenagoa is dirty, dark, smelling
and flooded. Bayelsa is a state that should be developed than the level
it is today.”

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