Ahead of the December 5 governorship election, Bayelsa-West senatorial district’s representative in the National Assembly, Mr. Foster Ogola, says the incumbent governor, Seriaki Dickson, will win the election.According to him, neither a former Managing Director of Niger Delta Development Commission, Timi Alaibe, nor a former governor of Bayelsa State, Timipre Sylva, who are aspiring to be governor on the platform of the All Progressives Congress constitute a threat to Dickson.
Speaking with journalists on Monday in Abuja, Ogola urged ‘Bayelsans’ and Nigerians to “ignore expired politicians” going about misinforming the public on the true state of things in Bayelsa State.
Ogola said that contrary to the falsehood being peddled, Dickson had transformed Bayelsa State into a modern city, adding that the next four years would be used to consolidate on the gains achieved so far.
He said, “The Peoples Democratic Party cannot be scared of Timi Alaibe’s entry into the governorship race. Dickson is not scared of Sylva. President Muhammadu Buhari was elected because of his anti-corruption stance. Why should the APC be presenting characters that are having one case or the other? Timi Alaibe is not on the ground in Bayelsa, he has not won any election before.”