The management of Darlon Security and Guards Limited, has said the Bayelsa state governor, Henry Seriake Dickson is desperate to pull down the chairman of the company, David Lyon, whose only crime is being a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Governor Dickson had alleged that the multinational oil company, Agip funded “terrorism, criminality and breakdown of law and order,” through its contractors David Lyon and Mr Kodjo.
The governor also accused Mr Lyon of forming a parallel government in the state.
Chairman Operations For Darlon Security and Guards Limited, Mr Wilson Seiyefa Clifford in a reaction, said the company is a law abiding organization, that operates strictly within the confines of its contractual terms, which is the protection of oil pipelines in parts of the state.
“The diligence with which we execute our operations in line with our terms of reference, has seen the earnings of the state risen astronomically, as well as eradicate criminal activities from our creeks.
“It is an established fact that the entire Swamp Area, with a notoriety for crude oil theft, illegal refineries and pipeline vandalism in the past, is now a haven of peace, which has bolstered the production of oil by oil multinational companies, thus, revving up the revenue of the state, and our beloved country Nigeria.
“This worthy feat, is to the credit of Darlon Security and Guards Limited. We therefore take serious exception to Gov. Dickson’s phantom allegations against us.
“If the about 5000 persons employed by Darlon Security and Guards Limited, is what Gov. Dickson considers as “Forming a parallel government”, then we plead guilty to providing livelihood for thousands of Bayelsans. We plead guilty to meticulously providing an enabling environment for our people to be gainfully engaged.
“We’d like to state unequivocally, that our chairman, Hon. David Lyon is a peace loving man, who has never engaged in any act of terrorism, and would never engage in such an act.
“Darlon Security and Guards Limited is not new to these kinds of spurious politically motivated allegations, we have been vindicated in the past, and shall continue to be vindicated, as these allegations are simply products of Dickson’s imaginations. We strongly advise Gov. Dickson to free himself from his petty and vindictive brand of Politics, being a so-called “true ijaw man” as he is being referred to by his close friends.
“Darlon Security and Guards Limited will continue to work within the ambit of the laws of the land as it has always done, and would continue to do. We pledge to continually remain law abiding in our dearly beloved state and nation, and will strive continuously, to protect our before-now ravaged environment, and improve on the livelihood of our people.”