The All Progressives Congress (APC ) has tasked Bayelsa state Governor, Henry Seriake Dickson to tell Bayelsas the truth about the Ekeremor Road project describing him as a predator liar.
A statement made available to newsman in Yenagoa by the Deputy Chairman of the party in Bayelsa State, Chief Orubebe Ogoibiri noted with dismay the charade displayed by the governor as gimmick to score cheap political point.
According to him “Governor Seriake Dickson last week celebrated what he described as a historic motor ride into the Ekeremor town, Bayelsa State for the first time in the history of the community. In his characteristic style and manner, the governor strived to make serious political gain of the trip by ascribing the entire credit of the project to himself, while hiding the real truth about the road project from the people. He chose to dish out pure falsehood and fabricated lies to the people.
“In the first place, the road the governor claimed to have constructed to Ekeremor is the brainchild of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). The undisputed fact about the road project is that the NDDC commenced the road construction from Sagbama to Toru-Orua, with a very solid bridge at Tungbo.
“It is important to also state that the road constructed by the NDDC from Sagbama to Toru-Orua, which predated Dickson’s governorship, and which the commission handed over to the governor was a very solid and standard job, with proper road mapping and surveying, sand and concrete filling and asphalting. Not surprisingly, the governor did not let Nigerians know this bare fact in his bid to lay total claim to the road project.”
Chief Ogoibiri also noted that “When the governor took over the road construction from NDDC, he promised to construct the road up to Agge, maintain the same civil construction standards established by the commission. Unfortunately, what the governor celebrated last week was a mockery of what road construction ought to be.
“At the point where the governor started the road construction in Toru-Orua his community, water channels and canals, which ought to have culverts and bridges were filled with caravan and sand, thus compromising the standard and quality of work on the road abinitio.”
In addition, he tasked Dickson to name the contractors behind the Ekeremor Road project, as he alleged that over three to four construction companies that are handling the job.