The Deputy of Chief of Staff to Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State, Mrs. Ebizi Brown has come under severe attacks for her comments on the gale of defections which has hit the PDP in the state, where over 100 prominent members the party have decamped with thousands of their supporters to the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.
In a statement signed by the Coordinator of the Change Agents of Nigeria, Bayelsa Chapter, Elizabeth Ajuwa and made available to NF-Reporsts, the group condemned the attempt by the aide to the governor to discredit prominent politicians who had contributed immensely to the sustenance of democracy for 16 years through their membership of the PDP, which today has become a shadow of its former self.
The group wondered why Gov. Dickson’s aide who has no political experience would set a standard to judge those chieftains as spent forces. According to Ajuwa , it is a display of political immaturity, ignorance and executive arrogance from a mediocre whose only known stint in politics and governance is the opportunity offered her by Gov. Dickson at a time when all the key players in the emergence of the governor have abandoned him for a more progressive and proactive party, the APC.
Ajuwa further urged Bayelsans to disregard the comments credited to the political neophyte who does not understand what it means for the best political brains to ditch a party. She said, “the people of Bayelsa know better that the ship of the PDP is sinking with the massive defection which has hit the party under Seriake Dickson, whose high handedness and lack of performance has further decimated the PDP. What we have left in the PDP are remnants of those whose only business is to deceive the people of the state and to share our commonwealth. The earlier the likes of Brown and her party of remnants realize cannot afford to be in the opposition, the better for them to join the change movement of the new Federal Government under President Muhammadu Buhari”.
The group further dismissed claims by the government that the governor has performed well, saying that what the people of Bayelsa have benefitted from the PDP government for a period of four years is an avalanche of uncompleted projects which have no direct bearing on the people at a time most families are battling for survival.
Ajunwa further advised the government to desist from media hype aimed at promoting a failed government and a party with discordant tunes. The era of falsehood and deception has gone with the coming of a new government at the centre committed to fast tracking development.
SIGNED: ELIZABETH AJUWA,