The Governorship Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa State, Chief David Lyon, has told Governor Seriake Dickson that he was trained as a scientist to think and seek practical solutions to problems in the society.
Lyon, who reacted to jibes thrown at him by Dickson during the inauguration of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) campaign for the November 16 election, said he believed in solving identified problems and not in noise-making.
The candidate in a statement by his media aide, Chief Gift Ebiki, said governance was beyond the deployment of flowery words and garrulous talks to confuse and deceive the people.
Lyon said a governor is required to think, identify the problems, formulate actionable plans, deploy and monitor human and material resources to resolve the issues and ensure achievements of required results.
“This is who Lyon is. By virtue of my training as a scientist having studied Chemistry and Mathematics, I am prepared to solve the problems of my people. We have identified the problems and we are going to solve them.
“We won’t speak too much grammar about it. We will simply roll up our sleeves and get to work. It is on record that those who talk too much have little or no action. Most of them abuse public resources, divert our commonwealth to their private and family pockets and then use beautiful grammar to cover up. For me and my team, our actions and performance will do the talking.”
Lyon advised Dickson to focus on his party, which he said had been rejected by the people because of his years of broken promises, underdevelopment and poverty despite huge allocations received by his government.
He said instead of dissipating his energy making uncomplimentary remarks against him and other illustrious indigenes of the state, he should channel such energy in resolving crisis he inflicted on his party.
Describing PDP as a sinking ship, he said the governor out of greed, poor performance and arrogance made his party unattractive to the people, who in turn rejected him to embrace a new era powered by the APC.
He said the governor should be worried that the national leadership of the PDP was absent at the campaign flag-off and that the governors elected on the platform of the PDP, even the ones sharing borders with Bayelsa, also stayed away from the rally.