EMERGENCE OF 4 WOMEN FROM BAYELSA PDP ASSEMBLY PRIMARIES; DAWN OF A NEW ERA FOR POLITICS IN OUR STATE AND COUNTRY …GOV DICKSON
Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson has described the emergence of four women, as flag bearers of the Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP from last weekend’s State Assembly primaries, as the beginning of a new dawn for politics in the State and the country as a whole.
The Governor, who was reacting to the development, noted with satisfaction, the gender sensitive posture of the leadership of the party in the State and called on political leaders across the country to emulate the example of Bayelsa State.
According to him, the victory of the four women from the State Assembly primaries is a clear manifestation of Bayelsa’s compliance with the 35 percent affirmative action of President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration.
While congratulating them, Governor Dickson reminded them that, it was not yet hurray, as they must not rest on their oars by ensuring that, they campaign vigorously for next year’s general election, which will present them with much stiffer opposition.
He also called on the entire women of Bayelsa State, both at home and in the diaspora to see the victory of the four female PDP candidates, as a project for them by supporting them all the way to ensure victory at the polls next year.
Governor Dickson described the victorious four as pacesetters and urged them to be worthy ambassadors of womanhood as well as work hard to justify the confidence reposed in them by their constituents and the PDP.
“You are very worthy pacesetters in every sense of the word and you must go out there and prove to those who have given you this opportunity that, they have indeed done what is right and proper by supporting you all to attain this level of political relevance and going forward you have to pave the way for more women to rise to occupy positions of trust at all levels of Government”
He congratulated Mrs. Ebiuwou Koku Obiyai – Yenagoa constituency 2, Hon. Naomi Ogoli – Ogbia constituency 3, Kate Owoko – Southern Ijaw constituency 1 and Ingo Iwowari – Nembe constituency 2 and enjoined them to see their emergence as a manifestation of God’s divine favour in their lives, adding that, they should use the opportunity at their disposal to make a difference in their immediate and larger societies.
“You must realize at all times that, whatever you do could positively or negatively affect the entire women of our State and even Country, so I urge you to have that at the back of your mind in all you do and say from now going forward”
The Bayelsa State Governor also used the occasion to commend the gender sensitive disposition of President Jonathan at the centre and called on Nigerian women to rise up to the challenge and make themselves more relevant in the political equation of the country, stressing that, there cannot be a better time than now.