Your N50bn Wasteful Expenditure Claim Against Sylva Is Unfortunate, Misleading, APC Tells Ebebi

Your N50bn Wasteful Expenditure Claim Against Sylva Is Unfortunate, Misleading, APC Tells Ebebi
Patrick Aigbokhan
The leadership of the All Progressive Congress (APC) has condemned claims by Hon. Peremobowei Ebebi, former Deputy Governor of Bayelsa State that the former Governor and flag bearer of the party in the state, Chief Timipre Sylva, engaged in illegal financial and wasteful spending of over N50billion in two weeks during his tenure as governor of the state.
The party reacting to Ebebi’s accusation at the weekend in a statement through the Director of Media and Publicity of the Sylva-Igiri Campaign Organization in Yenegoa, Chief Nathan Egba, described it as unfortunate and misleading.
The former deputy governor had during the PDP mega rally last Saturday claimed that the people of the state should reject the APC candidate, Chief Timipre Sylva because of financial recklessness and wasteful spending of N50 billion while in office as governor of the state.
Ebebi, who was two time Speaker of the state House of Assembly, was Sylva’s deputy for three years before he was impeached in a controversial manner and replaced with Chief Werinipre Seibarugu.
The APC leadership said, “It is unfortunate that Ebebi choose such platform to make this allegation many years after leaving office. It only shows his shallow grasp of the processes of government. He spent all his time as a Deputy Governor under Chief Timipre Sylva in pursuit of pecuniary gains and never paid attention to what was happening in government.
“It is not surprising that after failing to achieve his target in office as a Deputy Governor, Ebebi has resorted to peddling lies and mischief for selfish gains with a drowning administration in the state.”
Chief Egba also mocked the PDP over the alleged anti APC comments made during the last Saturday rally saying it was an indication of panic over its looming defeat at the weekend election.
“Virtually all the speakers at the rally were exhibiting signs of panic at the realization of an impending defeat as they all kept making unfounded allegation against Sylva and the APC in a bid to whip up voters’ sentiments against the party.” he said.