Bayelsa APC accuses Governor Dickson of encouraging impropriety

The APC in Bayelsa said the SUBEB boss runs the board as a
sole administrator.

The All Progressives Congress, APC, in Bayelsa on Friday called on Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa to obey the resolution of the House of Assembly on the Executive Secretary of State Universal Basic Education Board

The state legislature had investigated allegations of dereliction of duty and misconduct by the Executive Secretary, Walton Liverpool, and recommended disciplinary actions against him.

The Bayelsa chapter of APC in a statement by its Publicity Secretary, Fortune Panebi, said the refusal of the governor to take action on the  resolution of the state assembly negates the transparency stance of the present administration.

The APC said it considers the perceived refusal by Mr. Dickson to discipline the SUBEB Executive Secretary over his indictment by the House of Assembly as disheartening.

“The APC will want to caution public office holders to carry out their duties within the ambit of the law.

“This is against the backdrop of the resolution by the State Assembly that the unduly sacked Academic Staff with the State Universal Basic Education Board be reinstated. This is a step in the right direction.

“The APC however watches with embarrassment and chagrin that the State Assembly is silent to the refusal of the governor to take action against the indicted Executive Secretary of SUBEB.

“The Executive Secretary, Walton Liverpool had admitted, before the Assembly that he runs SUBEB as a sole administrator. It is disheartening to hear from the Board Chairman and his members that they were only briefed on issues concerning the running of the board.

“More worrisome is the confession by the SUBEB Executive Secretary that he advertised tenders in National Newspapers without informing the Board Chairman and Secretary,” the APC stated.

The APC said that the present administration is supposed to work in tandem with the dictates of its claim of being transparent and there should be no room for sacred cows.

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