A Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Yekini Nabena, has alleged that the Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, is planning to flee the country before his February 14, hand over date, to avoid investigation.
Nabena also alleged that the outgoing government in the State, is already planning to loot government property, vehicles, and other items in the Government House.
In a statement in Abuja, Nabena asked Bayelsans to ensure vigilance on all the public property, especially government vehicles, generators, electronic equipment, furniture, air conditioners, and other items, and ensure they are not looted by the outgoing government.
Nabena who is also the Deputy National Spokesman of that APC, referred to a recent statement by the Media Aide to the Bayelsa State Deputy Governor, disclosing that some government properties have already been stolen.
“As contained in a statement issued by the Media Aide to the Bayelsa State Deputy Governor, it has already been disclosed how some yet-to-be identified individuals have looted property, including a generator, electronic equipment, furniture, air conditioners, and other sundry items in the Deputy Governor’s Guest House, in the Government House, Yenagoa.
“We have since learnt that the last minute looting of the State Government property, is being orchestrated by Governor Dickson and his Chief of Staff, Talford Ongolo, in the guise of hand over activities. This is a glimpse into the greedy and shameless level of stealing Bayelsans have had to endure under the outgoing administration of Governor Dickson.
“Even though the incoming government of APC will not persecute anybody, the outgoing PDP government must account for every kobo misused while in Office.”
Nabena revealed further that based on intelligence reports, the incoming government has alerted the international community of Governor Dickson’s plan to flee the country, in an attempt to evade investigation and possibly prosecution, over his alleged well-reported corrupt activities as Governor.
“The international community, particularly the US and UK authorities, are by this statement alerted of Governor Dickson’s plan to escape the country. Governor Dickson has many questions to answer, particularly the fraudulent and inflated construction of the unused Bayelsa International Airport, and other elephant projects that litter the State”, Nabena stated.
He warned the outgoing government Officials and Civil Servants accomplice, not to fraudulently acquire government property, saying that, the law will take its cause on whoever indulges in such act, no matter how highly placed the person is.