Governor of Bayelsa State, Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson over the weekend in Sagbama Town, in Sagbama Local Government Area in the state said the time has come for the people of the state to renounce those who encourage and breed violence in elections.
He gave the advise during the Peoples Democratic Party, Federal House of Representatives Sagbama/Ekeremor Federal Constituency primaries in Sagbama, which saw the emergence of Hon. Fred Agbedi as the winner with 100 votes, while Gimbra Pamowei came second with 6 votes.
Congratulating the winner, Governor Dickson described Hon. Agbedi as a quality representative that, will truly reflect the views, wishes and aspirations of the people of the constituency and commended both the contestants and the delegates for their peaceful conduct.
“Today we have yet again assembled to elect another competent and credible candidate in the person of Fred Agbedi. This time around, we are sending grade ‘A’ representatives and senators to work with Mr President.
“This is time to say no to those, who breed violence, those whose brand of politics revolves all around violence. At every election time they assemble young men and arm them with weapons, killing people, instead of giving the youths skills and empowerment.
“Politics is not for those who want to kill our people, but politics isfor those, who want to serve our people”
In his remarks shortly after his emergence, Hon. Agbedi expressed appreciation to the people of the constituency for the confidence reposed in him, adding that there was no victor; no vanquished, as the victory was for the people.
He promised to work for the party, the restoration government of Hon Henry Seriake Dickson, the people of the Sagbama/Ekeremor federal constituency, in order to lay a solid foundation for the progress of the state.
Also speaking, some political stakeholders and delegates at the primary, including Dr. Stella Dorgu of the House of Representatives, the Majority Leader of the State House of Assembly, Dr. Peter Akpe, Former Deputy Governor of the State, Hon. Peremobowei Ebebi, Boyelayefa Debekeme, all commended the PDP for choosing competent persons to represent the party, assuring that the party will win the forthcoming general elections.
They equally pledged to work collectively to ensure the party’s victory in next year’s general elections.