– Chief Perekeme Kpodoh has said the administration of Bayelsa state Governor Seriake Dickson is saving lives of Bayelsa people
– Kpodoh said the hospital facilities in the state are world class facilities and aiding the health status of the people
After bashing former President Goodluck Jonathan over the failure of his six-year-administration, Chief Perekeme Richard Kpodoh, former security adviser to the Bayelsa state government, has commended the present administration of Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa state.
Kpodoh who is a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) said the construction and completion of projects in the health and road infrastructure sectors of the state were worthwhile projects that are saving and transforming lives of Bayelsa people.
He said despite the present administration’s political affinity with the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), the completed projects such as the state diagnostic centre, the Dora Akinyuli drug mart, the kidney dialysis centre, the 350 bed hospital medical personnel quarters and the ongoing construction of the Sagbama-Ekeremor road have increased the access of indigenes of the state to world class facilities and securing lives.
NAIJ.com reports that Chief Kpodoh said though the present administration has vowed to complete the ongoing projects, the verification tour of identified projects was borne out of the need to support positive moves by the Governor Dickson’s administration and call his attention to where more are needed to be done.
According to Kpodoh: “When I came out boldly after my first visit to the state diagnostic centre for a comprehensive medical checkup and gave my pass mark on facilities available, many progressive minded Bayelsans called my attention to other projects in the health sector.
“And I visited and verified that the claims and accolades were right. With the crowd of Bayelsans staying visiting the diagnostic centre for checkups, the projects are saving lives. Most of the projects are built to the world standard.
“Look at the medical personnel building and the recently open kidney dialysis centre at the government staff hospital opened to the public. Instead of subjecting our people to other hospitals, the equipment and facilities are available. As a Bayelsan, with first hand patronage of these facilities, I agree that he has done well.
“How many of the past governors have done these projects. Instead, most of their projects were abandoned. Look at the 350 bed hospital and the tower hotel of shame. Those projects were conceived without consideration for the people of the state.
“And they were abandoned after billions of naira from the state were spent and laundered under the cover of building none viable projects.”
Kpodoh noted with concern the grumbling from some groups of opposition party members on his open commendation of Governor Seriake Dickson over the completed projects.
“I told them that when a man has done good, let us praise him. Even though the party is different. I told them that such support will make him do more because he knows the opposition members are watching. And it will make him fulfill his promise of completing every projects embarked upon by his administration.
“Most of the past governors cannot point to tangible projects completed. Instead they are in Abuja searching for individuals to endorse by visiting them in their offices or raising their hands up with false hope of succeeding the present administration.
“Some of this sycophants have even declared readiness to contest the 2019 governorship election in spite of failed performance at the Amnesty office.“
Chief Richard Kpodoh, who is an indigene of Sagbama local government area of the state, also pointed out for commendation the ongoing Sagbama-Ekeremor road project in the state.
He noted that though the project is at 60 per cent completion stage, “the road is of concern to me. The road will connect my people with other communities for economic gains.”
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