Bayelsa State governor, Seriake Dickson has denied suggestions by APC leader, Adams Oshiomhole that the newly-constructed cargo airport in the state is flooded.
Seriake, as he conducted newsmen round the airport runway on Friday, said the delay in the start of operation at the airport is as a result of the delay by the regulatory agencies in giving approval for the use of the facility.
He added that the amount spent on the acquisition of land, clearing, sand filling and actual construction of the airport was N70 billion and not the N100 billion Oshiomhole was talking about.
His words, “It is clear from this visit that former Gov. Adams Oshiomole lied when he was quoted as having said that the airport runway is flooded.
“All the visitors confirmed that 3.5 km. the runway was high above flood level.
“So the question is: why is a fellow South-South person deliberately maligning another governor from the region? Is this the way to play politics, even with the development of the people?
“This is the height of the flood in Bayelsa state, but as you can see, there is no flood here; we reclaimed these parcels of land before starting the construction.
“This airport has one of the best runways in this country; so we will not join Oshiomhole in playing politics with the fortune of our people.”
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