The problem with fighting corruption in Nigeria is that everyone tends to hold only the president to account...but does not hold the state and local government boys to account. The favored son of President Jonathan and Governor of Bayelsa state, Seriake Dickson, the "dogooder",who upon installation was quick to promote Mrs Patience Goodlock in Bayelsa State service, yesterday, said he inherited N4,451 from his predecessor, in February 2012, He gave a graphic account of how his administration grew the paltry sum to over N16 billion.
Countering the claim, Sylvia said the governor was not in a position to know how much he left in the state’s coffers because Dickson did not take over from him.
Sylva’s Spokesman, Dofie Ola said Dickson could not have inherited anything from the former governor because Sylva did not hand over to him.
He said after the Supreme Court judgment, Sylva handed over to the former Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Mr. Nestor Binabo. “We did not hand over to Dickson, there was an acting governor who took over from us and so the question should go to him (Binabo),” Ola said yesterday.