Imminent Defeat Has Overclouded Your Judgement, Oshiomhole Tells Dickson
- Oshimhole address aggrieved APC members ahead of the Bayelsa governorship poll.
- Says he won’t join issues with Governor Seriake Dickson.
The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole has vowed defeat for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Bayelsa state ahead of the November 16 Governorship Election in the state.
While stating that the ruling party would not condescend into joining issues with the outgoing governor, Seriake Dickson, who had alleged that APC was planning to rig the poll, the former Edo governor said it’s fear that has overclouded his judgement.
In his address to the Bayelsa APC stakeholders as well as aggrieved governorship aspirants during a reconciliation meeting at the APC National Secretariat in Abuja, Oshiomohle said Dickson is lacking confidence.
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“Let me use this opportunity to reply directly to my Friend, Gov. Dickson of Bayelsa. I think he has allowed his fears, lack self-confidence, the imminent defeat that awaits him and his party to overcloud his judgment as to resort to the use of inelegant language and uncouth statement to describe one of his own and a fellow citizen of Bayelsa.
“When a governor describes one of his own purely on account of his political differences, using the name of terrorists and such things like that, then he has missed it already.
“And I can understand his fears, if people who go to borrow labels and assume that they are the leaders of the Ijaws and that they are the lions when they see the real and authentic lion, they are sure to be afraid.”
While rejecting and condemning in strong terms what he described as raw language unbecoming of a governor, Oshiomhole said the APC will not come down to his level.
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“On this occasion, we will invoke a popular statement made by Michelle Obama at the peak of the last presidential election in the US when she said ‘when they go low, we fly high’.
“So when Dickson goes low, we will fly high. We will not join him in using gutter language to describe neither his office nor his person, or even their candidate who is about to be defeated”,” he said.