The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa State has dismissed an allegation by Governor Seriake Dickson that the party (APC) is about to form “a government of criminals and cultists” as habitual deception and lieing.
Dickson had made the allegation on Monday in Yenagoa at the inauguration of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) governorship election campaign team.
In a statement on Wednesday in Yenagoa, APC dismissed the claim as “Dickson’s normal, customary and habitual trickery, meant to hide his nervousness by defaming the opponent, when jittery and faced with tough political opposition.”
The statement signed by APC’s Publicity Secretary and Secretary of the Media and Publicity Committee of the party’s 2019 Governorship Campaign Council, Mr. Doifie Buokoribo, said: “At its elemental level, Governor Dickson’s deception machine has essentially run on creating falsehood around formidable opponents as a ploy to justify intended poll rigging and violence. The most basic step in this criminal strategy, as the whole world is witnessing currently, has always been to identify intimidating rivals they cannot stand in a fair poll, cast mud at them, and then activate an electoral manipulation process, using thugs, corrupt officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and some dishonest security personnel.d liar’