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Defection: Bayelsa govt blasts Ikisikpo over comments on Dickson

By Samuel Oyadongha

Yenagoa—Bayelsa State Government has described as uncharitable, the comments credited to the out-going senator representing Bayelsa-East senatorial district, Senator Clever Ikisikpo, during his defection to All Progressives Congress, APC, that Governor Seriake Dickson will soon defect to APC.

Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Daniel Iworiso-Markson, in a statement, yesterday, berated Senator Ikisikpo over his comments, saying that they were made out of frustration “to dignify his perfidy and rope Governor Dickson into his dubious defection scheme.

“A man who rose from relative obscurity through the platform of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, from 1999 as state House of Assembly member and later to the National Assembly, serving as a two term member of the green chambers and from there rose through the shoulders of President Goodluck Jonathan to the Senate, could not even, as a mark of honour and respect, wait for the President, his benefactor, kinsman and leader of a political party that gave him so much, to leave office before defecting to the APC.

“It shows the height of desperation, treachery, mischief and blackmail perpetrated by some of the so-called PDP leaders, who worked to deny the party victory at the polls even against one of their own.”



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