Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State has denied insinuations by the Nationwide Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, that the newly- constructed cargo airport within the state is flooded.
Dickson, whereas conducting newsmen around the airport runway on Friday, attributed the delaying within the graduation of operation at the airport to the alleged delay by the regulatory businesses in giving approval for the use of the power, NAN studies.
He additionally defined that the quantity spent on the acquisition of land, clearing, sand filling and precise building of the airport was N70 billion as towards the N100 billion claimed by Oshiomhole.
Oshiomhole had, throughout a assembly with the fast previous Minister of State for Agriculture, Sen. Heineken Lokpobiri and a few state governors on Thursday, accused Dickson of spending N100 billion on the airport which, he mentioned, had been flooded.
He was quoted as saying, “You recognize the truth that Bayelsa airport has been flooded. Is it President Muhammadu Buhari that flooded the airport?
”As a result of the runway is under the bottom degree, they must have carried out correct survey. So, the runway is flooded with water as a result of it was not constructed correctly.”
Reacting, Dickson, mentioned: “It is clear from this go to that former Gov. Adams Oshiomole lied when he was quoted as having mentioned that the airport runway is flooded.
“All of the guests confirmed that the three.5 km. runway was excessive above flood degree.
“So, the query is: why is a fellow South-South individual intentionally maligning one other governor from the area? Is that this the best way to play politics, even with the event of the individuals?
“This is the peak of flood in Bayelsa state, however as you possibly can see, there is no flood right here; we reclaimed these parcels of land earlier than beginning the development.
“This airport has one of one of the best runways on this nation; so we won’t be part of Oshiomhole in enjoying politics with the fortune of our individuals,” he mentioned.