The All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Bayelsa state and the former governor of the state, Chief Timipre Sylva have accused his opponent in the inconclusive election, and incumbent, Governor Seriake Dickson, of being a political interloper.
Sylva, 51, made the remark during an interview with The Nation newspaper over the stalemate in the recent gubernatorial elections held in the state.
Making reference to the political journey of Governor Dickson, Sylva said: ”He was a member of AD at that time and then later I think he became a member of the ANPP at a time, he was never even a member of the PDP.
”When I was in PDP, he was not even in PDP, he was just an interloper that joined to get the benefit. Has he worked for that party? Because as far as I know after contributing to the impeachment of Alamieseigha, he came here and as compensation, he was made a commissioner.
”That was how he came to the PDP; he was made a commissioner as a compensation for the role he played in the impeachment of Alamieseigha.
”Then he became a member of the House of Representatives because of his perceived loyalty to the former President and then a governor because they were the people who told all kind of lies to the former President and set him up against me. So, he became a beneficiary of lies.”
Meanwhile, despite the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) having declared the December 5 governorship election in the state inconclusive, Sylva has asked the INEC to add up and announce the results from the Southern Ijaw local government area and declare a winner in the election.