N15bn Paris Club refund: CACOL accuses Seriake Dickson of looting
Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State is currently in the midst of a storm with Bayelsans accusing him of plundering the N15 billion Paris Club refund which accrued to the state. They described him as a “chronic debtor and looter”.
The Coalition Against Corrupt Governors (CACOL) has taken up the accusation from where the complaining Bayelsans stopped. The vocal not-for-profit organization is behind series of posters that had gone viral on social media calling on the governor to account for the billions he collected on behalf of the state. They claimed that the state workers had been unpaid for months while the governor frittered the billions on projects he cannot account for.
Some posters currently being circulated online showed that local government workers, teachers, contractors amongst others are allegedly being owed several months of payments even after the state received 15 billion bailout from the Federal Government.
Bayelsans are said to be currently boiling owing to the magnitude of alleged corruption being perpetrated by Governor Dickson-led state government.
CACOL has said in a statement that the campaign is meant to “point out the hypocrisies of the governor, to draw attention to these absurdities, and get people to know he’s a chronic debtor.”
A member of CACOL told our reporter that the next line of action would be to approach the court of law on behalf of the people of the state to compel their governor to pay up all arrears of salaries which ranged between 10 and 15 months. CACOL has been on vanguard of speaking and fighting against corruption.