A former Security Adviser to the Bayelsa State Government, Perekeme Kpodoh, has lambasted the consultation meeting by some leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) with the former president Olusegun Obasanjo over who becomes the party flag bearer ahead of the Governorship election in the state.
Concise News learned that Kpodoh in a speaking with newsmen in Yenagoa on Saturday, disclosed that he had no issue with consultations because it’s allowed under a Democratic setting, adding that the meeting which was about anointing a particular candidate for Governorship election from the Otta farm in Ogun State will not be acceptable to the people.
The meeting who had the duo of Gov. Seriake Dickson and former President Goodluck Jonathan in attendance with Chief Olusegun Obasanjo to finallized the issue of PDP flag bearer in the state.
Kpodoh stated that the past endorsements done by the former Presidents have failed the people of the state on different occasions.
“It is unacceptable. They can not bring a governor that has failed the people and left the people in a state of frustration,” he said
“Politicians can not give us a Governorship candidate without the knowledge of what Bayelsa people are feeling. Past candidates endorsed have failed the people. Bayelsa State have learnt a lot.
”All those they endorsed in the past only cart away money for themselves and their godfathers. The State has become a state in darkness with uncompleted projects everywhere.”
“They have gone to Otta again. That is what happened when they brought in the man who headed NDDC before with uncompleted projects everywhere. Then, NDDC was lucrative and no god father was able to caution them.
Kpodoh added: ”The people they are advocating was in charge of all the investment monies brought by the foreign interest that wants to partner and invest in the Niger Delta region. But those monies till today are unaccounted for. Are they bringing them again to plunge the region into looting and poverty?
“If the PDP thinks they have a godfather somewhere, they should know that the APC also have a godfather in the honour of President, Muhammadu Buhari. It is high time the government changed from PDP to APC in the state.
According to him, for 22 years, Bayelsa doesn’t have good roads, no power and there is abject poverty written on the faces of Bayelsa people. When you come into Bayelsa today and that single road is blocked, everyone will be stranded.
”And Bayelsa has gotten trillions of naira. It is high time Bayelsa people take their destiny in their hands and choose candidates with the right vision to build a Bayelsa of our dreams,” he said.