PRESIDENT JONATHAN, CHIEF EDWIN CLARK, COMRADE JOSEPH EVAH, T.K OKOROTIE, ALAMIEYESEIGHA AND STATE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY ENDORSES GOV. DICKSON’S FOR SECOND TERM IN OFFICE: WHO’S NEXT ON THE LINE
FEBRUARY, 06, 2014.
ELDER STATESMAN AND FOREMOST IJAW LEADER CHIEF EDWIN CLARK ENDORSES GOV DICKSON FOR ANOTHER TERM IN OFFICE…SAYS ACHIEVEMENTS UNPRECEDENTED.
His words: “You are now an Obama in Ijaw nation. Today, you have done what many people have not been able to do. You went to the place where the body of Boro was buried, exhumed it and today his remains are being re-buried.
Today, you have changed the face of Bayelsa, particularly Yenagoa, the state capital. The structures are new… you have new infrastructure everywhere. What is not new? It is in this regard that, we have decided to present this to you to show to you that you have to serve a second term to change the face of Bayelsa State.”
JUNE, 04, 2014.
JONATHAN WON’T STOP DICKSON’S SECOND TERM ——COMRADE JOSEPH EVAH ENDORSE DICKSON.
Bayelsa State is the homeland of the Ijaws. How do you rate the state governor?
Governor Dickson is much focused. You know that I don’t manage words about politicians. Governor Dickson, by every standard, symbolizes the Ijaw character and boldness. You know I criticized him when some youths were arrested for demonstrating over employment and, as a listening leader, he allowed the court to set them free. We have states in this country that force the court in their states to keep those opposed to their policies away in prison custody for years. You see, Dickson is desperate to develop Bayelsa and he is a selfless servant who will never compromise hard work to deliver the dividends of democracy to the people.
Is the governor’s relationship with the Presidency still cordial? Is there any plan to replace him?
There is nobody in the Presidency planning that. President Jonathan will never plan such a thing. The President is lucky that somebody who is prepared to work is there for him to have rest of mind in Abuja. The President and his wife are still pleased with Governor Dickson. Let me tell you the truth, no normal Ijaw person will talk about replacing Governor Dickson now. Anybody thinking about that needs to re-examine his head. This is a governor that the speed with which the government took off has not yet abated. We know the kind of political class we produce in our region; 90 per cent of them are political gamblers. They don’t have conscience. So if we identify few that can work for the people we have to encourage them. There are few people proving to the world that we are in government. Hon. Kingsley Kuku and Mr. Patrick Akpobolokemi of NIMASA and few others are symbols. The secret of Governor Dickson’s leadership qualities and that of the likes of Ambassador Godknows Igali, Kingsley Kuku, Akpobolokemi and a few others is that they entered government to work for the people. So, the spirit of the struggle for mankind will push them to do their best for society. When my set of executives in Ijaw National Congress, INC, left the scene after the military era, the Exco that Governor Dickson belonged took over. I was the spokesman of INC when Abacha killed Ken Saro-Wiwa during the military era. Dickson cannot be a governor and do something else. It is God who saw the plight of Ijaw people and sent him to be governor. So anybody who tries to be funny with his mandate will face the power of the people and I believe he will never derail because the spirit of Ijawness is burning inside him. We pray he does not fail till the end of his Second tenure. Jonathan won’t stop Dickson’s second term – comrade joseph Evah
SEPTEMBER 10, 2014
BAYELSA STATE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY BACKS GOV. DICKSON FOR SECOND TERM
The Bayelsa State House of Assembly on the 10th of September 2014 during one of their seatings backed the second term ambition of Governor Seriake Dickson.
The Assembly passed a vote of confidence in the governor in a move suggesting the “breaking of the second term jinx”.
The endorsement came a day after Dickson praised many groups for supporting his re-election bid.
Dickson also promised to consider endorsements of various groups and to respond to them.
The lawmakers acknowledged the governor’s efforts in transforming the state, especially in human capacity building.
They recalled their experiences when they toured many projects, including the re-modelled Assembly complex.
The lawmakers said they were impressed with the developmental initiatives of the administration.The Deputy Speaker, Sam Ateki, moved the motion endorsing the governor, which was supported by Jonathan Obuebite( Nembe 1).
The motion was unanimously adopted by other members.
Ateki said: “In the light of dwindling financial resources, Governor Dickson has performed beyond expectation in all the sectors of the economy and deserves a vote of confidence.”
The Speaker, Konbowei Benson, assured that the lawmakers would continue to work with the governor to build a united, peaceful and prosperous state.
He said the number of people-oriented motions and bills passed by the Assemnly would not have been possible without the lawmakers’ loyalty and dedication.
February 5, 2015.
PRESIDENT JONATHAN PUBLIC ENDORSEMENT FOR GOV. DICKSON’S SECOND TERM
Public endorsement for the re-election of Governor Seriake Dickson in 2016 by President Goodluck Jonathan,
But the President said: “Those who don’t like the governor (Dickson) don’t like me because I am working with the governor. I have read stories. Some people are coming to spoil your minds.
“If you don’t like the leadership that we put in place then you don’t like me. So, don’t allow people to spoil your minds. I have noticed that you young people 0.4 per cent of you who are here have been instigated by people who don’t like us.
“But I am telling you that you must work with the governor of this state for you to benefit from us. We are together, we work together to bring dividends of democracy to this state. Don’t allow anybody to deceive you. I am telling you as your brother.
I am telling you as your uncle. You must work with the government to make sure that we develop this state. You have to work with us.”
MAY, 11, 2015.
BAYELSA GOV RACE: LET’S UNITE, JOIN FORCES WITH DICKSON — T K OKOROTIE …….. ENDORSES DICKSON’S RE-ELECTION.
“Having lost power at the centre, we have to come together and be unified for a common purpose that can realistically help us to reposition Bayelsa State and the Niger delta for greater political relevance. It is imperative for all Bayesians and the entire Niger Delta region to remain committed in our support for Dickson’s Restoration Government. We have seen what he has done and his resolve towards the key interest of the Ijaw nation, which no one can wish away”, Okorotie stated.
He, therefore, cautioned the people against politics of greed and self-centeredness which, he said, were the bane of underdevelopment, adding that, true development can only be made possible when public spirited leaders were at the helm of affairs.
This, he said, should be the concern of the people rather than cultivating cut-throat politics or the tendency to blackmail those in government.
While endorsing the incumbent Governor, Seriake Dickson, for a second term, which he said was based on his performance in office, he advised the people of the state to disregard attempts by those he referred to as “desperate politicians” to run down his administration, saying the governor’s record in infrastructure, education, health, urban renewal, economic diversification and general restructuring of the government to deliver on the welfare of the people were clear indications that he meant well for the state.
MAY, 08, 2015.
ALAMIEYESEIGHA DENIES GOVERNORSHIP BID; BLAME MISCHIEF MAKERS…. ENDORSE GOV. DICKSON FOR SECOND TERM IN OFFICE
Chief Alamieyeseigha who reaffirm his total support for the restoration administration of Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson, expressed satisfaction with the performance of the PDP controlled Government in the State and called on all right meaning Bayelsans to rally round the second term bid of the Governor.
While reassuring Governor Dickson of his support, especially his second tenure bid, he called on Bayelsans to be focused and not allow themselves to be deceived by persons, who do not mean well for them
“Having served my people as Governor about ten years ago; I don’t have any intention to go back to Government House, after all I did not forget anything in Government House and nobody should draw me into such games” he stated.
MORE ENDORSEMENTS ARE COMING AND GOV. HENRY SERIAKE DICKSON WILL RESPONDS TO ALL OF THEM AT THE APPROPRIATE TIME
These endorsements so far was compiled by Saint Mienpamo Onitsha of the Bayelsa Social Media Team.
Tuesday, May 12, 2015