Comrade Timi Frank, a former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has called on the incoming Bayelsa state governor, David Lyon to beware of sycophants and corrupt politicians capable of tarnishing the image of the new administration.
He also called on Lyon to make his government inclusive by appointing more competent women and youths in his cabinet.
The political activist further advised Lyon to avoid appointing people based on friendship or political affiliation only.
In a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja on Thursday, Frank reminded David Lyon that his victory at the last Bayelsa state governorship election goes beyond the All Progressives Congress (APC) as a party, hence the need for him to run an all-inclusive government.
Timi Frank also called on David Lyon to deliver on his campaign promises to the people of Bayelsa State.
“I will like to congratulate Chief David Lyon as he takes over the mantle of leadership of my state on Friday, 14th Feburary 2020. I expect the new governor to dedicate this laudable success to God and the people of Bayelsa because the last governorship election which produced him goes beyond APC as a political party, it was a vote of no confidence in the outgoing governor and a vote of confidence in the incoming governor.
“Bayelsans voted irrespective of party affiliation for justice, development and a new order in the state. It is my believe that the incoming governor will learn from the outgoing governor, especially how his praise singers turned to boo him at the end of his government.
“It is my believe that the incoming governor will be a governor for all irrespective of tribe, political party, religion or any other sentiments.
“I call on Chief David Lyon to be wary of sycophants and corrupt politicans with bad records with various anti-corruption agencies in the country. This is important because Bayelsans actually voted for David Lyon and it is David Lyon they will hold accountable when the time arises.
“Political jobbers should not have upper hands over technocrats and professionals. Political appointments should not be lopsided. Fairness and justice should however be your watch words.”
Frank also urged the incoming governor against launching a political vendetta in the state but to focus on people-oriented projects.
He urged Lyon not to abandon projects initiated by previous administrations in the state while also urging the people of the state to corporate with the new administration.
“I wish the incoming governor will hit the ground running. I wish David Lyon will not abandon projects started by his successors, especially those ones with direct bearing on the lives of Bayelsans.
“David Lyon should not dwell in blame game. Transparency should be given utmost priority. Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state and Governor Zulum in Borno state are examples of dedication and focus in government today. I hope our amiable Lyon will in no time join the forum of performing governors and the confidence reposed in him by our people will not be in vain,” Timi Frank stated.
Naija News reports David Lyon will be inaugurated on Friday, 14th February 2020 as the new Bayelsa State governor. He takes over from Seriake Dickson.