APC, APGA tackle Dickson over N25bn loan approval
Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, loses Aides
The All Progressives Congress and the All Progressives
Grand Alliance in Bayelsa State have criticised Bayelsa
State Governor Seriake Dickson over the recent approval
granted by the state House of Assembly to obtain a N25bn
Though it is believed that the loan was meant for the
completion of ongoing projects in the state, the opposition
parties said the purpose of the loan was suspicious and
The APC, through its Ward Chairman in Kolokuma/
Opokuma, Abiye Stephen, commended the Minority Leader
and the member representing Brass Constituency 2, Sunny
Igoli, for not being present during deliberations on the loan
approval by Assembly members.
He said the processes and purpose for the loan was
suspicious and criminal.
On his part, APGA Chairman, from Southern Ijaw Local
Government, Ward 16, Fredrick Kuffor, said the decision to
obtain a N25bn facility for purposes of completion of
projects less than few months from the expiration of
Dicksonâ€™s tenure was a deliberate diversion of state fund
for PDP campaigns.
He said, â€œThe processes adopted to obtain the approval is
criminal and the purpose it is meant for is deceitful. How do
you describe these actions by the State Assembly and the
â€œThis is a criminal way of obtaining money and using it for
his bid for second term. He is trying to have a send forth
package for himself with our money.
â€œHow can he say he wants to use the money to complete
these listed projects? Have you forgotten that he said he
has completed the payment of some of the listed projects?
Where is the money he said he saved for Bayelsa people?â€
The State House of Assembly had last Thursday approved
the request by Dickson to obtain N25bn loan for the
completion of ongoing projects.
The approval, which was read on the floor of the House by
the Speaker, Kombowei Benson, was sought by Dickson to
enable his government to complete some ongoing projects
in the state.
Among the projects highlighted in the Governorâ€™s request
letter were, the Ogbia-Nembe-Brass Road, the Sagbama-
Ekeremor Road, the Yenagoa-Oporoma Road, the New
Yenagoa Gateway-Igbogene Road, the Yenagoa Ring Road,
the Opolo-Elebele Road, the Isaac Boro Road, among
The lawmakers unanimously approved the loan request
which the Leader of the House, Peter Akpe, and a few
others described as long-overdue.
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