Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State on Thursday urged the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Chief Timipre Sylva, to bury his ambition of ruling the state again.
Dickson, who is leading in the inconclusive governorship election, described his challenger as a daydreamer, adding that the people of Bayelsa had said he would no longer be their governor.
In a statement yesterday in Yenagoa, the state capital, by his Chief Press Secretary, Daniel Iworiso-Markson, the governor said everything he said about Sylva as a merchant of violence, manifested during the last election.
He further said it was unfortunate that Sylva trivialised the judicial commission of enquiry his administration set up to probe violence in the governorship election that resulted in the deaths of some Bayelsa residents.
Dickson said: “Describing the judicial commission of enquiry set up by my government to probe violence resulting in the deaths of Bayelsans as a kangaroo is unfortunate, and it shows how wicked and desperate he is.
“We encourage Bayelsans to make their submissions and leave it to the commission to determine whether the panel is a kangaroo or not. If what happened on December 5 and 6, when people lost their lives and many ended up in hospitals because of the injuries they sustained from thugs, does not matter to him (Sylva), it shows the kind of person he is.
“The world can see the difference between Dickson and Sylva; that Sylva is a violent man. It confirmed our fear that the APC and its candidate (Sylva) were not prepared for the election but a war. It is now clearer that Sylva is not a man of peace but a man of war.
“What transpired during the APC governorship primary, where he unleashed mayhem and held a sitting governor hostage, further vindicates us that Sylva is a violent man who wants to get anything by violent means”.
Source:: Information Nigeria