Diri is not ready for governance—says Bayelsa APC chairman, Otiotio

Yenagoa—The Bayelsa State Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Dennis Otiotio has said the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Bayelsa state has brought nothing but poverty and underdevelopment to the state.

Otiotio who spoke during an interview with a Bayelsa-based television station said Governor Douye Diri is not prepared for governance, opining that Bayelsans are disillusioned by his administration.

The APC chairman maintained that the people of Bayelsa will vote out the Diri-led PDP government in the forthcoming gubernatorial election.

According to Otiotio, “The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Bayelsa state has succeeded in bringing poverty and underdevelopment to the people of Bayelsa state.

“Douye Diri who calls himself miracle Governor wasn’t prepared to govern the state that’s why you can see the haphazard way in which the state is being governed. There is no strategy, no policy in developing the state.

“So the people are tired. If you go to the market, park, and public spaces you will see people openly voicing it and I believe that they will express that in the next coming election to show that they are tired of PDP.

The Bayelsa State APC Chairman further chided the state government over the Isaac Boro road project, saying it has taken too long to complete.

“People celebrate mediocrity in Bayelsa state. When somebody gathers people to flag off a project we celebrate it.

“We have seen that the Isaac Boro road has been there for over ten years. Dickson started the dualization of the road and he left it, Diri inherited it but we are still there after this long, it is unfortunate.”

Otiotio further claimed that the state has received over three hundred billion naira in revenue allocation since the inception of the Diri-led restoration government.

“If you look at how much Governor Douye Diri has received for the past two years compared to the number of projects executed you’ll cry for Bayelsa state.

“The governor received three hundred billion naira from the federation account. What do we have to justify that amount, nothing.”

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