Yenagoa Is World’s Garbage Capital, says APC

Bayelsa State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has accused Governor Seriake Dickson of turning Yenagoa, the state capital into the garbage capital of the world.

The party also berated the governor for calling it, APC, a “killer, terrorist” organisation, describing Dickson’s words as unbefitting of his status as a state governor.

“The once beautiful land of Yenagoa became known as the garbage capital of the world under his watch. Our people are waiting with their PVCs for Dickson and his anointed candidate on Election Day,” APC noted in a statement made available to the Next Edition on Wednesday by its state Publicity Secretary, Doifie Buokoribo.

It accused the governor of using gutter words and mudslinging against the APC and its leaders, noting, “But then, we are not surprised at all that Dickson could use such gutter words to describe a rival political party. We have always known him to be a colourless and uninspiring politician.

“If not, why would a responsible party on the eve of a crucial election make the campaign of falsehood and slander against a rival party the high point of a meeting of its most important members?”

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APC, in the statement alleged that the Dickson administration has subjected the people of Bayelsa to untold hardship, hunger and terror, adding that water and other essentials were lacking in the state.

According to the party, “Governor Dickson is free to continue to live in denial. But we know that his days and that of his party in our state are numbered. For almost eight years, Dickson subjected the people of Bayelsa State to a regime of fear, war and terror. He spread hunger, pain and poverty in the land.

“He denied civil servants their legitimate wages and allowances. He even made the state incommodious for business by refusing to fix electricity, water and other basics. In his anxiety to hide his insensitivity, Dickson has now lifted the ban he placed on promotions and the payment of promotion benefits in the state civil service.

“But that would not save him. He has reached the end of the road, and no amount of petty mudslinging or denial of reality will change the people’s stand against him and his party.”