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Bayelsa: Dickson Denies Rift With Gov. Diri



The lawmaker representing Bayelsa West in the senate and former Governor of Bayelsa State, Seriake Dickson, on Thursday denied the rift with the state Governor, Douye Diri.

Dickson in his statement said his absence from government functions was deliberate and in consonance with his principles of non-interference.

The former Governor further stated that he is supportive of the Diri’s administration in Bayelsa State.

He also denied sponsoring media attacks against the state government through his former aides.

John Idumange, former General Manager of Bayelsa Broadcasting Corporation, alleged diversion of N3billion agricultural loan obtained by Dickson’s administration from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

Idumange, ex-aide on Research and Documentation to Dickson, claimed the present administration was diminishing the efforts of Dickson’s government.

He vowed to report the alleged fraud to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Responding, Dickson said no one supportive of him or a PDP member should publicly criticise the government.

“I am aware that some of our party stalwarts and members that I led in these unprecedented battles and victories, have one complain of non-inclusion or the other which is normal.”

“The governor and the party are available to address these issues and as such, do not call for a public attack on our government because an attack on the governor and his government is an attack on our party and I do not approve of such.”

“My role and my duty as a former governor and the first governor to have done eight years, who midwifed the process of reelection, is to advise, support and pray for the success of this administration”, the lawmaker noted.

Source: Naija News

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