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APC: Dickson Lobbying Buhari ahead of Bayelsa Supplementary Election


The All Progressives Congress (APC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Bayelsa State are at loggerheads over the purpose of Governor Seriake Dickson’s alleged visit on Tuesday to the Presidential Villa to see President Muhammadu Buhari ahead of next week’s governorship supplementary election in the state.

The APC in a statement signed by Chief Nathan Egba had lamented that Dickson had gone to Aso Rock to lobby the president who however snubbed the governor by refusing to meet with him.

Egba insisted that the governor’s action about 10 days to the election was a “sign of desperation” and an “acceptance of defeat” by him (Dickson).

But the PDP in a swift reaction denied the APC claim, saying Dickson’s visit to Aso Rock was never to lobby the President Buhari.

According to APC, Dickson allegedly visited the president to seek a soft in the landing in event that he is defeated in the re-run election, insisting that: “Dickson lacks the moral right to seek audience with President Buhari after disrespecting the office of the president with series of abuses and name calling following the outcome of the inconclusive election.”

The APC chieftain expressed joy that the audience sought by Dickson was not granted by the president, as he was directed to see the president’s Chief of Staff instead.