If you knew nothing about Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, you would mistake his press release at the weekend for an act of patriotism. He did not succeed in fooling many people. First, he wrote the advert – or his press team did it for him -with a view to discrediting the governors who were his fellow gangsters not too long ago. He now wants them to go so that after May 29, a new and responsible Governors Forum will be born. Maybe he has ambition to be the new leader, but that is beside the point. When did Dickson wax into a democracy lover? We have not forgotten that he was one of the vandals of democracy who subverted arithmetic in the name of election. Was he not one of the 16 who claimed that 19 was an inferior number?
The prose was inelegant for most part but that’s no sin. He wrote, “The leaders of the NGF from the majority party have always tried to use it as a stepping stone, and an instruments(sic) of the enforcement of their will on their political parties and the nation.” What impudence from an elected governor! How did he become party candidate and governor? We were all here when GEJ used him as his poodle to become governor. He basked in impunity. If anyone is to talk about democracy and patriotism, Seriake Dickson should not even be seen. To hear him is sacrilege.
His minders should have advised him to keep mum like the River Nun at night