A leader of the Peoples Democratic Party in Bayelsa State, Mr. Bello Bina, has lambasted some anti-Governor Seriake Dickson politicians for alleging that he was romancing with the All Progressives Congress.
Bina, who declared his loyalty to the PDP and Dickson, said his presence during the last week’s inspection tour by the Minister of Environment, Mrs. Amina Mohammed, to Brass Local Government Area, had nothing to do with romancing with the APC.
Bina, who is the Chairman of the local government, said his presence at the tour of the minister was purely to point out the breach of protocol of her visit by neither informing the Governor nor the council.
He stated that the claims of those involved in the campaign of calumny against his administration of the council were frivolous and born out of bellyaching.
Bina, who spoke at a news conference in Yenagoa on Sunday, said his open expression of displeasure to the minister was meant to affirm the superiority of Dickson as the Chief Security Officer of the state.
He stated, “The PDP is in charge of the state and the local government area. I have taken charge of Brass LGA as a PDP chairman and the achievements I have made so far were because of the exemplary support of the state governor.
“Maybe some of the anti-PDP forces linking me with the APC are expecting me to kill the opposition before they will confirm my loyalty. As a council chairman, I am their father in Brass. These people don’t like the present peace I have brought to reign in Brass. I keep saying it that the PDP has brought development to Brass.
“These politicians, involved in campaign of calumny, stay in Government House and spread false rumour. It is because I was not nominated by them and that Governor in his wisdom found me worthy and appointed me.
” I am just like a single stick standing in the forest. If anyone has anything to say against me, they should come to Brass and show their popularity.