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Politics of Tuesday, 23 November 2021

Source: punchng.com

Bayelsa tackles APC over Diri’s alleged poor performance

Governor Douye Diri Governor Douye Diri

The Bayelsa State Government has faulted claims by the All Progressives Congress, that the Governor Douye Diri-led Peoples Democratic Party administration was not performing.

The government said the impression created by the APC that the administration was not delivering on its promises was false and amounted to double-speak.

The Commissioner for Information, Orientation and Strategy, Ayibaina Duba, said this in a statement in Yenagoa, while reacting to reports credited to the purported APC Bayelsa East senatorial vice chairman, Alabo Martins, knocking the government for not doing well.

Duba in the statement titled, ‘Bayelsa State APC and its cocktail of lies’, described the opposition APC as a party that had lost the initiative and was already in troubled waters “as its boat was sinking fast.”

He said, “More importantly, to say the state government has not delivered on its promises by the rudderles APC amounts to double-speak. The assumed leadership of APC recently complained about the ongoing 20 concrete internal roads in Yenagoa, on the trail of 52 rehabilitated roads within the city.

“How can APC maintain that the state government is not performing and at the same time complain that the ongoing Igbogene-AIT Road should be two lanes rather than the ongoing one lane, which was strategic in view of the desire of government to complete a lane first due to the dictates of the financial outlay, and embark on the second lane thereafter.

“They have also complained about not knowing the identity of contractors executing developmental projects in the state. How logical is it to say nothing is happening in the state, yet you seek to know those handling the projects whose names are conspicuously displayed at every project site?

“If APC is really operating in Bayelsa and not on the pages of newspapers, the party would have been aware of several ongoing development projects, including the phase 2 of the Glory Drive, Nembe Unity Bridge, Yenagoa/Oporoma Road, Sagbama/Ekeremor Road, Imiringi Bridge, Igbedi/Amassoma Road, Shoreline Protection Projects at Sampou, Odoni and Agbere.

“The party would come in contact with the magnificent ongoing Media House project, more than 180 school projects, including the construction of eight new technical colleges, six model secondary schools as well as the upgrade of facilities at all the state-owned tertiary institutions leading to the accreditation of most of the courses offered, and many more.”

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