REBUTTAL: DICKSON’S GOVERNMENT IS A FRAUD; THIS ALLEGATION IS LAUGHABLE. OUR GOVERNOR IS A CHATTERED ARBITRATOR — Bayelsa Social Media Chief
This wretched write-up is credited to Chief Koku Gariga. I doubt if it was Koku Gariga that essayed this piece of propaganda against Governor Dickson. Ordinarily, one should not have joined issues with a drowning man like the author; it is pertinent to put the records straight.
The first allegation that Governor Dickson does not obey the rule of law is complete falsehood. Governor Dickson is a lawyer by training and was a federal law maker who headed several Committees. In such capabilities he performed excellently. For Example, no sooner he became Governor than he conducted the Local Council Elections which were elusive for about 3 years during the immediate past administration. As soon as the law court made a pronouncement that he Koku Gariga be sworn in as Chairman of Sagbama LGA, Governor Dickson did not sleep over it. He was promptly sworn in. It is really doubtful if Koku understands the meaning if the RULE OF LAW?
The write-up asserts that Koku Gariga received the sum of N91 million in December 2012. The question is did Koku Gariga do the monthly Transparency Briefing to tell Bayelsa his income and expenditure in that month as it is the Tradition of the Restoration Administration. Where did Koku get money to run a council? Did he fraudulently enrich himself at the expense of the people? Sagbama people are at a loss as to what amount of money he received in the month of December or Is Koku now espionaging for the APC? If he never did the monthly Transparency Briefing which Governor Dickson introduced from inception, how will he convince people that he received xy amount of money?
The claim that Governor Dickson is a part time Lawyer is so petty. Dickson is one of the most vibrant lawyers hence he was appointed an Attorney General of Bayelsa State. At the National Assembly he was Chairman of so many Committees that have to do with the Constitution and the rule of law. This allegation is laughable. Our Governor is a Chattered Arbitrator – a position that makes him stand tall among his contemporaries. There are very few Chattered Arbitrators in Bayelsa State.
The writer of this piece of falsehood should do his homework very well and not to begrudge a man who has achieved so much at a very young age. Take a look at the projects scattered all over the place. Within two years, his achievements are unprecedented and Bayelsans give him plaudits for these monumental achievements. The enemies of Bayelsa people should be serious. They should start a fight and we shall put them where they rightly belong.
The Restoration Administration has no time to spare for mediocres. There is so much work to be done and these sidekicks are a designed to distract the peoples Governor but for those who know Governor Dickson is a man who is resolved and committed to the development of Bayelsa State, and nothing will make him abdicate this sacred responsibility.
Comrade John Idumange
Senior Special Assistant To The Governor
Of Bayelsa State on Research And Social Media