July 13, 2024

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I’ve Come To Make Bayelsans Smile, Not For Grammar Competition -Lyon

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Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the November 16 governorship election in Bayelsa state, Chief David Lyon has said that his ambition to govern the oil rich state is not for grammar competition but to make the people glad.
The APC standard bearer, all through his campaign, had reiterated that the out-going governor, Seriake Dickson had succeeded in blowing grammar to deceive the people but failed to do the needful to alleviate their sufferings for the past close to eight years.
At Amassoma in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area where the state owned Niger Delta University (NDU) is situated, Lyon told a mammoth crowd that received him that grammar could not help the Dickson government to pay bursary to Bayelsa students.
He also accused the Dickson restoration government of increasing NDU school fees to a cut-throat height which, according to him, had resulted in many students of indigent parents dropping out of school because they could not afford the fees.
The Southern Ijaw born gubernatorial flagbearer also posited that spoken English could not help Dickson to pay gratuities to retired civil servants who had laboured to serve the state for 35 years.
Lyon also recounted that if grammar was all it takes to provide good leadership, Yenagoa, the state capital would not be in total darkness and without potable water for eight years.
He said if elected governor, Bayelsans would experience a people friendly leadership that would make them smile again, adding that he would not govern the state as his personal estate.
If voted, Lyon pointed out that he would not only pay bursary to Bayelsan students but would also reduce NDU school fees to be affordable to all parents and guardians.
The APC candidate also promised to clear all the backlog of gratuities being owed retirees in the state and reinstate civil servants who were wrongly dismissed from the civil service by the present administration.
Lyon, who observed a brief moment of silence in honour of youths killed by security operatives during a peaceful protest by sacked civil servants at NDU early this year, said “all the students who have dropped out of school because of high school fees will return to school if you vote David Lyon as your governor because we will reduce the school fees to what you can afford.
“They beat up our fathers who have served this state and they said they will not pay them their gratuities because they are no more productive. When we come in, we are going to pay you all the money they have been owing you.
“Let me tell you, Bayelsans, you will smile again. You will not be deceived with big, big grammar again. Don’t let them deceive you again. Enough is enough,” he added.

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