– SOME had said Governor Henry Seriake Dickson was only clinging to hope with regard to enjoying the support of his mentor, the immediate past president, Dr Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.
But September 9, was a day of truth that put paid to rumours, speculations and counter-speculations that have reigned for some time.
On that special day which will be recorded as pivotal to Dickson’s second term bid, Jonathan announced the governor should be supported for a second term, based on the developmental milestones in his first term.
To show how committed he is, the former president along with his wife, Dame Patience, attended Dickson’s colorful declaration held at the Samson Siasia Stadium, Yenagoa, the state capital.
For those of us who view development and economic growth as the raison d’etre of government, hence elections the best processes to get into government, it was exhilarating that the former President hinged his support for Dickson returning to office on the need to sustain recently recorded development in the state created in 1996.