altConsequent upon a public pronouncement in which the Speaker of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly asserted that the House has no reason to impeach Gov. Sylva, the Bayelsa Monitoring Group has compiled a list of grievous and impeachable offences of Timipre Sylva which have been sent to the leadership of the House. They are:

1.    Failure to declare his assets to the Code of Conduct Bureau before assuming the office of the Personal Assistant to the minister of energy and later petroleum;
2.    Failure to declare the assets of his children below the age of eighteen before assuming the office of the Personal Assistant to the minister of energy and later petroleum;
3.    Failure to declare his assets after leaving the office of the Personal Assistant to the minister of energy and later petroleum;
4.     Failure to declare the assets of his children below the age of eighteen after leaving the office of the Personal Assistant to the minister of energy and later petroleum;
5.    Procurement of a 60 billion naira loan from Oceanic Bank PLC without approval of the state executive council and  the Bayelsa State House of Assembly;
6.    Procurement of 75 billion naira loan without the approval of the State Executive Council and  the Bayelsa State House of Assembly;
7.    Procurement of a 6 billion naira loan form Bank PHB without the approval of the State Executive Council and  the Bayelsa State House of Assembly;
8.    Procurement of a 4 billion naira loan from Equatorial Trust Bank without the approval of the State Executive Council and  the Bayelsa State House of Assembly;
9.    Bribing the members of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly with 2.6 billion naira to secure a post-procurement approval for the bank loans;
10.    Arbitrary proscription of the Bayelsa State College of Arts and Science and creating a wasteland out of the veritable institution;
11.    Abysmal implementation of the 2008 appropriation law;
12.    Abysmal implementation of the 2009 appropriation law;
13.    Blunt refusal to conduct the local government elections since assumption of office in 2007;
14.    Abduction, imprisonment and torture of a journalist;
15.    Gross misappropriation and misapplication of the statutory allocations to the eight local government councils;
16.    Reconstitution of the board of the State Universal Basic Education Board without due adherence to the provisions of the edict establishing it;
17.    Gross intolerance and suppression of the opposition in the state;
18.    Fraudulent diversion of 27 billion naira excess crude of April 2008 to the May 2008 re-run gubernatorial election;
19.    Direct disbursement of the constituency funds to the members of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly instead of awarding the contracts to competent companies to execute the projects;
20.    Openly fraternizing with known militants and criminals and empowering them to the tune of 100 million naira monthly;
21.    Fraudulent transfer of 40 million dollars to a docile account of the Bayelsa State Oil- Company with the intention of  transferring the funds into private accounts;
22.    Open endorsement of acts of embezzlement and corrupt enrichment by political appointees by commissioning personal projects built with questionable sums;
23.    Gross immaturity and arrogance in the discharge of the functions of the executive governor of the state;
24.    Award of road contracts at outrageous sums—a total of approximately 30 km of roads at 75 billion naira (2.5 billion naira per km) which were  even poorly constructed because of huge kickbacks;
25.    Awards of an over-inflated 7 billion naira contract for the renovation of Opolo Health Centre;
26.    Initiating and execution of a sinister plot to assassinate his erstwhile Special Adviser on Enlightenment , Famous Daunimighan who has now relocated to Abuja;
27.    Initiating and execution of a sinister plot to assassinate the former PDP chairman of the State, Chief Fred Agbedi;
28.    Publicly embarrassing and assassinating the character of his benefactor and the vice-president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria;
29.    The appointment of impeached and indicted former public office holders into positions of trust i.e. Mr. Solomon Apreala, a former commissioner for finance during the DSP Alamieyeseigha administration and now chairman of the Bayelsa State Internal Revenue Board,  and Steven Diver, the impeached former Executive Chairman of Southern Ijaw Local Government Council and now a Special Adviser  to Timipre Sylva;
30.    Needless rampant trips out of the state and country in search of elusive investors;
31.    Diversion of public funds to an inglorious birthday party;
32.    Fraudulent diversion of 500 million released by the federal government for the construction of the state airport into private pockets;
33.    Non-payments of bursary allowance to Bayelsa students in tertiary institution of learning in the country in the last two years;
34.    Fraudulently obtaining Two Thousand Naira each from unsuspecting Bayelsans for a non-existent post-graduate scholarships to Europeans universities;
35.    Subverting the will of the people by organizing the worst electoral fraud in the state in the re-run May 2008 gubernatorial elections;
36.    Complete disregard for the manifesto of the PDP and the campaign promises made in both 2007 and 2009;
37.    Failure to publish the quarterly audited financial accounts of the state since assumption of office in 2007;
38.    Failure to reprimand the Commissioners of Finance,  Environment(now Sports) and the state environmental sanitation boss for obtaining and squandering a 150 million naira bank loan;
39.    Fraudulently changing the name of his wife Uduak Sylva to Alayingi Sylva;
40.    Concentration of infrastructural developments in the state capital;
41.    Relocation of the headquarters and zonal offices of some state Parastatals to the state capital, hence reversing the decentralization policy of the state;
42.    Failure to pay civil servants the 2007 and 2008 Christmas bonuses;
43.    failure to implement the 27 % pay rise for teachers
44.    Failure to  pay the six months arrears of the 15 % consolidated salary increase of primary school teachers;
45.    Construction of fish ponds in a residential area;
46.    non-payment of overhead and impress to ministries and Parastatals in the last six months thus grounding the business of government;
47.    Non-payment of salaries to political appointees and staff of the 32 development centres for several months now;
48.    Withholding the statutory monthly allocations to the 32 development centres;
49.    Refusal to set-up the Bayelsa State Oil-Producing Areas Development Commission to tackle the twin problems of underdevelopment of the oil-producing areas and militancy;
50.    Indictment by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission , Independent corrupt Practices Commission and the Code of Conduct Bureau;
51.    Spending an outrageous 17 billion naira on an already completed  500-Bed Hospital;
52.    Criminal alteration of important legislative document to give legislative approval  the largely wasted bank loans;
53.    Arbitrary withdrawal from the state revenue fund to meet expenditures not authorized by the appropriation or supplementary appropriation laws;
54.    Unlawful  arrest and detention of Douye Diri, Micheal Epengule, Adolphus Ofongo, Faith Opume and Fred Agbedi;
55.    Failed abduction and assassination of a former leader of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly, Hon. David Obuma. 

We cannot continue to fold our hands and watch the callous rape and unwholesome cannibalization of the present and future of Bayelsans by a man and his cronies who ordinarily should have no business presiding over the affairs of Bayelsans. Hence, the clarion calls to all Bayelsans and friends of Bayelsa to help ameliorate the deepening economic and social crises of the state.

FREEDOM COMETH BY STRUGGLE

ERE TIMI
SPOKEPERSON, BAMOG
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