Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, has pushed aside insinuations via the Nationwide Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, that the newly- built shipment airport within the state is flooded.
Dickson, whilst accomplishing newshounds around the airport runway on Friday, attributed the prolong within the graduation of operation on the airport to the alleged prolong via the regulatory companies in giving popularity of using the ability.
He additionally mentioned the volume spent at the acquisition of land, clearing, sand filling and precise building of the airport was once N70 billion as in opposition to the N100 billion claimed via Oshiomhole.
Oshiomhole, had all over a gathering with the fast previous Minister of State for Agriculture, Sen. Heineken Lokpobiri and a few state governors on Thursday, accused Dickson of spending N100 billion at the airport which, he mentioned, have been flooded.
Dickson, alternatively, mentioned: “It’s transparent from this consult with that former Governor Adams Oshiomole lied when he was once quoted as pronouncing that the airport runway is flooded.
“All of the guests showed that 3.five km. the runway was once prime above flood degree.
“So the query is: why is a fellow South-South individual intentionally maligning some other governor from the area? Is that this methods to play politics, even with the advance of the folk?
“That is the peak of the flood in Bayelsa State, however as you’ll see, there’s no flood right here; we reclaimed those parcels of land earlier than beginning the development.
“This airport has some of the absolute best runways on this nation; so we can no longer sign up for Oshiomhole in enjoying politics with the fortune of our folks.” (NAN)