Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson has attributed the peaceful conduct of the 2015 general elections in the State to his administration’s massive investment in the security sub sector.
Giving his impression on the conduct of the rescheduled State Assembly polls in 8 constituencies, in an interview with newsmen after casting his vote in Toru Orua, Sagbama local government of the state, he adjudged the electoral process as free, fair and credible.
The Governor, who cast his vote alongside his wife, Dr. Rachel Dickson at polling unit 5, Oruerewari ward 2, said efforts made in the security sub sector has paid off, as no major incidence of violence was recorded.
While commending the various security agencies in the state for their role in maintaining law and order, Governor Dickson expressed gratitude to the people for their peaceful disposition and enjoined them to sustain the prevailing peace for development to thrive.
According to the Governor, “information at my disposal from all the constituencies, where the re-scheduled elections are taking place is to a large extent indicates that process was peaceful without any form of violence or rancor.
Governor Dickson, who was impressed with the large turn out of eligible voters urged those who would emerge winners from the state assembly elections to be magnanimous in victory towards building a united, peaceful and prosperous state.
“The turn out is impressive as we can all see and I have been collating information on how the exercise has been going in all the constituencies and all I can say is that, in general, the exercise is going on smoothly as far as the reports indicate. As you can see it is peaceful here and i have briefed that it is to a large extent , very peaceful and orderly in all the 8 constituencies that are holding these rescheduled polls”
Also speaking with the press, the presiding officer of polling unit 5, Miss Christiana Alabi described the conduct of the polls as free, fair and generally peaceful, adding that out of the 466 registered voters, 293 people were accredited.