IGBOS IN BAYELSA HONOUR GOV DICKSON, ASSURES HIM OF VICTORY IN DECEMBER GUBER POLL
Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson on Wednesday assured the Igbo community in the state, that his administration would work to secure a more peaceful environment for their businesses to flourish in his second term in office.
Governor Dickson gave the assurance in Government House, Yenagoa, on the occasion of the conferment of the chieftaincy title of “Ekueme I” of Bayelsa State on him by the leadership of Ohaneze Ndigbo in the state.
Emphasizing on the importance of security in any society, the Governor who was also presented with a staff of office, said he would consolidate on the achievements recorded in the maintenance of law and order to engender development, peace and prosperity.
While expressing gratitude to the Igbos for the honour done him, Governor Dickson also thanked them for their show of support to the Ijaw nation, when it mattered most, especially during the last Presidential election in the country.
Describing the Igbos as allies to the Ijaw nation, he commended them for their contribution to the state’s economy and promised to set a date for a special rally to enable the Igbo community publicly demonstrate support to the present government in view of its voting strength.
His words: “Through you, I want to appreciate the entire Ndigbo in Nigeria and in the diaspora for standing by the Ijaw nation, through thick and thin, particularly for giving us the solid support when we needed it most”.
Governor Dickson, who congratulated the people on the successful celebration of the 2015 edition of the Igbo Day in the state, urged them to continue to conduct themselves peacefully and come out en masse to vote for the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in the December 5 Governorship poll.
“Let me also thank you for your resolution yesterday (Tuesday), endorsing me and my deputy for a second term. That shows your strong resolve to continue to support and vote for the PDP in the next Governorship election. You are the single largest non-indigene community in this state. So, if all of you as united and well organized as you are, vote for the PDP, then it would contribute to the landslide victory that we are already working for.”
Earlier, the Igwe- in-Council, Ohaneze Ndigbo in Bayelsa, Chief Anthony Uwakwe said the title was bestowed on Governor Dickson in recognition of his pragmatic leadership style, which he noted has resulted in the unprecedented developmental strides in the last 3 and half years.
Chief Uwakwe, who made the presentation on behalf of the Igbo leadership, expressed optimism that Bayelsa would rank among the developed states in the country by the year 2020, if the current pace of development is sustained.