The National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has accused Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson of over Inflating the N100 billion expended on the construction of the state airport runway project.
Oshiomhole, who described the project as most expensive in anywhere in the world, spoke today, November 7 when APC governorship aspirant in Bayelsa, Heineken Lokpobiri, paid him a courtesy visit in Abuja.
“That contract, I put it to my dear friend and brother, Dickson, that it has entered Guiness Book as the most expensive runway ever built anywhere in the world.
“Even the one they built from the river, from the sea, it didn’t cause of half of that. So, it is an endless project. He shouldn’t throw blame.”
The ruling party’s chairman insisted that the construction of runway is an endless project, even as he advised the governor to stop accusing the Federal Government of not granting license to the airport to operate.
“You know the fact that Bayelsa airport has been flooded. Is it President Muhammadu Buhari that flooded the airport?
”Because the runway is below the ground level, they ought to have carried out proper survey. So, the runway is flooded with water because it was not built properly.
“Now, if President Buhari was to stop it, what stopped Gov. Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa by himself?
“We challenge Dickson to use his own plane to test-run and land on that airport.
”We challenge Dickson to prove that when the airport was flooded, that the flood was caused by Buhari.”