March 5, 2024

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Avoid Dickson’s ways, Sylva Tells Diri

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Minister of State for Petroleum Resources and leader of the APC in Bayelsa State, Chief Timipre Sylva says he is amused at public statements credited to the governor of Bayelsa state, Senator Douye Diri as he tried to link him with acts of post-election violence in the state.
The state governor had, during a tour on places destroyed by APC supporters in the state after the Supreme Court declared him governor-elect, blamed the incidence on statements made by the national chairman of the APC Adams Oshiomhole and Sylva respectively, shortly after the ruling of the apex court.
Sylva, in a statement by his Special Assistant on Media and Public Affairs, Mr. Julius Bokoru said the claims by the governor were as absurd and preposterous as they were wrong, noting that Sylva, being a statesman and an advocate of peace, had called for calm from all parties both on national TV and on newspapers, after the judgement.
“It is sad that Senator Diri cannot start his governorship on brighter notes, but rather, seeks to continue on the listlessness of his predecessor by obsessing over Sylva.
“Diri is advised not to tow that path and not to be haunted by the spectre of Sylva’s shadow.
“Indeed, a snake cannot give birth to anything other than a snake, and while these, including early morning automobile loans, foreshadows a ruinous run, it is sad for a state still grappling with man-made economic sterility.
“The easier thing for someone with a jaundiced mandate to do was to pray for God’s forgiveness, especially for the utterly ambiguous means used in procuring that judgement. It is, however, left for God to decide if the anomaly that happened at the Supreme Court would hold.
“It is still too early to start shopping for sparring partners. The simple advice to Senator Diri is that he should haul away drama and focus on the task of governance before him,” the statement read.

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