- Bayelsa governor-elect, David Lyon, is already talking tough ahead of his inauguration
- Lyon has promised to probe the outgoing Bayelsa state government led by Governor Seriake Dickson
- The chairman of the transition committee is a former acting governor of the state, Werinipre Seibarogu
The governor-elect of Bayelsa state, Chief David Lyon, has promised that he will probe the outgoing Bayelsa state government led by Governor Seriake Dickson.
Lyon stated this while inaugurating a 59-member transition council set up by the state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to scrutinise the accounts of the Dickson administration.
The governor-elect noted that the action was needed for appropriate action when he takes over on February 14, 2020.
The mandates of the committee include;
1. Develop and identify failures of the outgoing administration, and also proffer possible solutions to tackle the challenges that often affected the machinery of government negatively.
2. Set out a 12-point term of reference for the committee, including the close monitoring of the out-going governor’s dealings with banks and financial institutions and scrutinising bills passed into law within the past four years.
3. Interface with the outgoing administration for a smooth hand-over/take-over and receive hand-over documents from Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs).
4. Analysing hand-over notes to identify and prioritize important or urgent issues confronting the in-coming government
5. Review preliminary assessment of the balance sheet of government with particular emphasis on checking the status and liabilities of government and the cash flow position of the government including specific x-raying on relationship with all banks and financial institutions.
Lyon noted that though the challenges before the APC and the incoming administration were enormous, his government will focus on ways to address the challenges for the good of Bayelsans.
Chairman of the transition committee and former acting governor of the state, Werinipre Seibarogu, promised to fulfil the terms of reference handed to the committee.
Meanwhile, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the police have insisted that nobody died during the November 16 governorship election in Bayelsa state.
Both institutions debunked insinuations by the state governor, Seriake Dickson that 22 people were killed with 10 of them behe*aded during the governorship poll.
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