YENAGOA- The former governor of Bayelsa State and leader of the All Progressives Congress in the State, Chief Timipre Sylva, has alerted the public to a clandestine scheme to make him a subject of calumny in the media, which is being sponsored by the incumbent governor, Hon Henry Seriake Dickson.
Media Adviser to Sylva, Doifie Buokoribo made the disclosure Today ((Sunday) said ‘The warning followed information from authoritative sources in the know and some of the persons planned for use in the execution of the devious plot’’
The statement urged residents of Bayelsa State, in particular, and Nigerians, generally, to promptly discountenance and denounce the malicious defamation scheme. It advised Dickson to be more imaginative and pay more attention to alleviating the suffering of the people, rather than taking them down the well-worn path of disparaging Sylva to try to divert attention from the grand misrule pervading Bayelsa State under his watch.
According to the statement “The media office of former Bayelsa State Governor and APC Chieftain, Chief Timipre Sylva, wishes to alert well-meaning Nigerians to the plan by Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson, to launch a structured campaign of calumny against Sylva. We are not surprised, as this is in the character of Dickson. We witnessed this irresponsible behaviour before, during and after the last governorship election in the state, which he bought.
“There are two legs to the evil plan. One, Dickson’s media aides and new media brigade will in the next few days flood the social and mainstream media with lies and fake news in order to discredit Sylva. Dickson is living in fear, the fear of Sylva. The governor finds it difficult to come to terms with the fact that despite his shenanigans and schizoid propaganda to diminish the former governor, Sylva’s political profile continues to rise and rise and rise.