Chief Perekeme Kpodoh ,the former security adviser to the Bayelsa government, has dismissed as ‘unacceptable’ the alleged consultation meeting by some leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) with the former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, over who emerges the flag bearer of the party ahead of the governorship election in the state.
According to Chief Kpodoh, though the issues of consultations is an internal matter of a party and allowed under a democratic process, the meeting and endorsement of a particular candidate for governorship of the state from the Otta farm in Ogun state will not be acceptable to the people of the state.
Chief Kpodoh, who was reacting to the claims by some politicians in the state that the duo of Goverbor Seriake Dickson and former President Good luck Jonathan met with Chief Olusegun Obasanjo to resolve issues of PDP flag bearer in the state, said past endorsements done by the former presidents have failed the people of the state whose leg the shoe pinches most,’ it is unacceptable. They can not bring a governor that has failed the people and left the people in a state of frustration.’
“Politicians can not give us a governorship candidate without the knowledge of what Bayelsa people are feeling. Past candidates endorsed in the past have failed the people.
“Bayelsa state has learnt a lot. 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. The people they are advocating were in charge of all the investment monies brought by foreign interest that wanted to partner and invest in the Niger Delta regin. But those monies till today are unaccounted for. Are they bringing them again to plunge the region into looting and poverty?’
‘If the PDP think they have a god father somewhere,they should know that the APC also have a god father in the present President, Muhhamadu Buhari. It is high time the government change from PDP to APC in the state..’
‘ For 22 years, Bayelsa don’t have 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 on their hands and choose candidates with the right vision to build a bayelsa of our dream.’