Gov Dickson tasks LGA chairmen, Appointees on the need to achieve total victory in Dec 5 polls in Bayelsa

Create: 09/03/2015 - 21:24

Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson on Wednesday, gave a marching order to all local government council chairmen and other elective and appointive officials of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP to reside in their various localities to work for total victory of the party at the forthcoming December 5th Governorship polls.

Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson on Wednesday, gave a marching order to all local government council chairmen and other elective and appointive officials of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP to reside in their various localities to work for total victory of the party at the forthcoming December 5th Governorship polls.

The Governor, who gave the order at a meeting he held with all political appointees of the PDP at the Banquet Hall in Yenagoa, called for loyalty and sacrifice in their effort to collectively work as a team to canvass support for his re-election bid.

According to him, the time has come for all ambassadors of the restoration government to give back to the party that they have benefitted from for over 3 years and embark on what he called, “Operation Deliver Your Wards and Local Governments.”

His words: “Now, more than ever before, you have got to connect with our people beginning from your communities, constituencies, wards, local governments and the rest of the state. The report that I have is that, local government chairmen do not stay in their local government areas. Yesterday, I have given them marching orders that, from now on, they should reside in their local government headquarters and preside over party affairs and not in Yenagoa anymore.

“This is a game of service and you don’t do it alone; you play it with others. There is no man who is strong enough to make himself a political leader. You have got to tell the restoration story louder than ever before. As a government, we have not failed our people. I will be the last to acknowledge that we have solved all the problems of our people but we have shown commitment to making a difference and this is collective responsibility.

“So go into the state with zeal and commitment and tell the people our record of achievements with pride. Governor Dickson said he would formally announce his intention to contest for a second term on the 8th of this month, urging the party faithful and supporters to engage in issue-based campaigns, bordering on security, development and unity of the people.”

He particularly, charged local government council chairmen to reach out to the people in order to avoid creating factions within the party, stressing that the PDP remains the dominant party in the state.

Commenting on the strength of the PDP in the state, the Governor pointed out that, the membership of the opposition party were all governorship aspirants, emphasizing that a party without followers cannot stand the test of time.

Governor Dickson however, enjoined those who have defected from the PDP to retrace their steps, noting that the PDP’s umbrella is big enough to accommodate them as they had contributed in the past to the success of the party.

In his remarks, Director General of the Restoration Campaign Team and House of Representative member, Chief Fred Agbedi, said the campaign office of the PDP would be formally inaugurated on the 7th of this month and charged members of the party to work hard to ensure victory for the party.

Also speaking, Special Adviser to the Governor on political Matters, Chief Fyneman Wilson tasked members of the party on the need to sensitize the people to collect their Permanent Voter Card to enable them cast their votes.

A minute of silence was observed in honour of the late, former state Chairman of the PDP, Col. Sam Inokoba (rtd).

Daniel Iworiso-Markson
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Bayelsa State