By Sylvanus Okpe
A former Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Chief Timi Alaibe, has told Bayelsa Governor, Seriake Dickson that he is too focused on the governorship ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to be distracted.
Alaibe, through his Timi Alaibe Campaign Organisation, refuted claims that Alaibe, a governorship aspirant under the platform of PDP is circulating a cynically manipulated blackmailing audio levelled against him by Dickson.
Prof. Seiyefa Brisibe, the Administrative Secretary of the campaign, in a statement maintained that it would not tolerate the use of gutter language to describe its aspirant.
The statement said: “For the records, let it be stated that we as a campaign organisation, take serious exception to the wrong use of tar-brush loaded words and gutter language to describe the person of our Principal with the intent to incite the public against him; particularly over an issue he knows absolutely nothing about. This is unacceptable.
“Neither Alaibe nor any member of his Campaign Organisation was at the meetings referred to in the public statement issued on Wednesday. If any of us has access to the recorded discussion mentioned in the public statement, such access can only be traced to the originators of the statement.
“Our focus is to conduct our campaign on issues that will lead to the development of Bayelsa State through a shred economic prosperity and not waste energy and time on commonplace matters.
“Since the beginning of the search for a successor to Dickson, and in spite of provocative and insulting statements by certain individuals and groups, including serving commissioners in the state, this is the first time we have decided to say enough is enough.”