Dickson deliberately lost Bayelsa to APC, says Wike

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has alleged his Bayelsa counterpart Seriake Dickson colluded with the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to lose the just-concluded governorship election.

Dickson, he alleged, struck a deal with the APC to lose in state in exchange for protection from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) after handing over.

APC’s Lyon David defeated Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate Senator Douye Diri in the November 16 governorship poll.

It was the first time an opposition party would win the governorship seat of the strong PDP enclave.

Explaining what led to the development in a chat with reporters on Monday in Port-Harcourt, Wike, according to a statement by his Special Assistant on Electronic Media, Simeon Nwakaudu, said Dickson merely traded off the seat for his post-governorship protection.

He said that the outgoing Bayelsa State Governor was never committed to the PDP all through the elections.

He said: “We are the only State…

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