Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson has said the embattled former governor of the state and chieftain of All Progressives Congress, Timipre Sylva’s era was the darkest days in the history of the state.
He, therefore, urged Sylva to consider his ambition of returning to Government House come 2016 as an illusion, because the people of Bayelsa now know better.
Dickson in a statement issued on Sunday by his Chief Press Secretary, Daniel Iworiso-Markson, was reacting to comments credited to Sylva, who accused him of governance by intimidation and fear.
He said, “Sylva’s remarks epitomized those of a man who has lost focus and not in touch with the realities on the ground. It is heartwarming that he (Sylva) is not accusing me of multiple crimes and criminality, secret killings, cultism, large scale corruption and brigandage, which were the hallmarks of his tenure as governor of Bayelsa State.
“Sylva’s era as governor of Bayelsa State was the darkest days in the history of the State. Bayelsans have become wiser and would not be cajoled or hoodwinked by his antics. If Sylva is a wise man, he would have seen the handwriting on the wall, that Bayelsans have since rejected him by voting massively for the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in all the recent elections.
“As a clear manifestation of the people’s total dislike for Sylva, he lost in his unit, ward and constituency in the State and National Assembly polls that were conducted recently in the State. These are ominous signals that he can’t be governor again.”
Dickson wondered how Sylva would in his wildest of imagination think that he and the APC will stand any chance of defeating a performing PDP Governor in the forthcoming election in the state.

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