• Says elections fair in Brass II

From Femi Folaranmi, Yenagoa

The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, has cautioned Governor Douye Diri and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) over “impulsive lying” about the election in Brass Constituency II.

Sylva in a statement signed by his Special Assistant, Media and Public Affairs , Mr Julius Bokuro reacting to claims that he was “negatively influencing the Brass Constituency II House of Assembly elections dismissed the claims as “grossly untrue and puerile”.

“The electioneering process at Brass Constituency II has been stable, safe, free and fair. The people went about freely voting for candidates of their choice according to their conscience and their hearts,” the statement read.

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“The state government, instead of remedying its incompetence and lack of acceptance, has unfortunately deployed the tactics it inherited from the Dickson days: impulsive lying, violence and a steady desire to attract plastic sympathy.

“What the Douye Diri government does apart from making life hellish for Bayelsans is that it projects its own anxieties, insecurities and natural unpreparedness to others.

If there are evidences supporting their adolescent claims, it should be presented to the public and relevant authorities. That is what entities serious about their claims should be doing, not descending into a free fall of lies.”