Governor of Bayelsa State, Hon. Seriake Dickson has received more boosts for his re-election bid, as party stakeholders and Chiefs from Brass and Southern Ijaw Local Councils endorsed and adopted him ahead of the 5th Decembergubernatorial polls this year.
Speaking on behalf of Brass Stakeholders, who converged on the restoration campaign secretariat at Yenezue-Gene, former deputy speaker of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly, Hon. Victor Sam Ateki moved the motion, where all the stakeholders unanimously endorsed Governor Dickson for second tenure.
According to the stakeholders, Governor Dickson has done very well in his first tenure and so giving him a second tenure will be an opportunity for him to consolidate on the achievements already made.
The stakeholders pointed out his laudable land mark achievements in infrastructure to include the Nembe-Brass Road, the Oporoma-Ukubie Road, building of referral hospitals in Twon-Brass and Oporoma, construction of model secondary schools in the areas.
Also, speaking on behalf of Southern Ijaw Council Constituency 3 stakeholders, the member representing the constituency in the State House of Assembly, Hon. Baraladei Igali, remarked that the constituency has a voting strength of 80,000 with over 30 communities, noting that, it is the first constituency to host the governor.
Chief Oki Francis, paramount ruler and clan head of Bomo Kingdom, disclosed that, the Bomo Clan has always voted for PDP since 1999 and promised to vote for Governor Dickson and the party in the coming polls.
The traditional ruler appealed for the recognition and classification of more chieftaincy stools in the clan; building of road leading to the Federal Polytechnic Ekowe; renovation of the dilapidated Opuama Secondary School; the reactivation of Peremabiri rice farm and more political appointments for their sons and daughters.
Governor Dickson, who lauded all the stakeholders for their endorsements, urged them to turnout en-mass with their PVC on election day without fear of molestation and intimidation, as adequate security will be provided, noting that after voting, they should protect their vote and wait for the result to be announced at the polling booth.
Responding to some of the demands made by the SILGA Constituency 3 stakeholders, Governor Dickson promised that, soon the bridge linking Oporoma will be completed while contract for the renovation of Opuama Secondary was approved.
Speaking on former Governor Sylva, he remarked that, “You should spread the message of operation reject Sylva and APC, because they represent darkness and they don’t have any agenda for the Ijaw people.
“The coming election is not about me as governor, but the pride and face of Bayelsa State and the Ijaw nation, we should not allow APC to conquer us, because nobody has conquered the Ijaw nation”