By Chiemeka Green, Yenagoa
Bayelsa State governor, Hon Seriake Dickson, has described the All Progressive Congress (APC) joint ticket of Lyon/Degi for the November 16 governorship election in the state as a representation of militancy, terrorism, cultism and criminality.
He said the APC federal government after five years has done nothing in the state but promote violence in different communities, adding that the consequences of losing election to the APC in the state will be dire to imagine.
Dickson made the revelation during the official inauguration of the Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP gubernatorial campaign teams and secretariat on Tuesday in Yenagoa.
He said, “Consider what would happen if things were to happen otherwise; none of you will spend a week in Bayelsa State. APC is presenting a ticket of militancy, terrorism, cultism and criminality. It’s going to be a government of criminals and cultists.
“Democracy in Bayelsa State can never turn to a government of militancy and criminals. As we are formally inaugurating the campaigns, we will also launch “Operation wind APC in Bayelsa.
“The consequences are too dire to imagine; people will be scared to visit the state , even indigenes will be scared to visit their communities.
“If we don’t take this election seriously, by 17th, the day after the election, we should be ready to leave the state. This election is not about the candidate or even me but about the future of our state and our children.
“In 2015, when I was contesting I saw more than the defection we are seeing today but let me assure us of victory. And don’t be perturbed but that doesn’t mean that we are happy as party leaders are decamping but victory will be ours at the end.”