Bayelsa state chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) , on Thursday knocked the state House of Assembly for granting Gov. Douye Diri request for N2 9bn to purchase cars.
The party expressed its position through the Publicity Secretary, Mr. Doifie Buokoribo and described the move as “self-serving, insensitive when the state was yet to meet outstanding obligations to civil servants and pensioners.”
“The decision of Sen. Diri to take a bank loan of N2.9 billion for the purpose of buying “operational vehicles for the governor, his deputy, and other top government functionaries is regrettable
” Coming less than three weeks as governor, this move is unsympathetic. Sadly, the Bayelsa State House of Assembly has approved the loan request.
“Diri is taking the loan at a time when civil servants and pensioners in the state have not been paid.
“This is a continuation of the frivolities of the PDP government of Dickson; a major reason the people of the state roundly rejected them at the poll.
“This cannot be the government that the people of Bayelsa State deserve. It cannot be the government the people voted for,” Buokoribo said.
“Legally, Douye Diri is the governor of Bayelsa State, but in the hearts and minds of our people, he is illegitimate. He was not the one they voted for.
“He will bear the burden of illegitimacy throughout his tenancy at Creek Haven, Government House, Yenagoa,” Buokoribo said.