The president of the Ijaw National Congress, Barrister Boma Obuoforibo on Thursday led a delegation of Ijaw Elders and leaders of thought, across the Niger Delta region on a condolence visit to the Bayelsa state governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson over the demise of the first civilian governor of the state and foremost Ijaw leader, Chief Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, describing him as leader per excellence and ‘Iroko tree’ whose death is being felt across the region.
Governor of Bayelsa State, Hon. Seriake Dickson on Wednesday announced the setting up of a committee to plan for the burial rites of Chief Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, the first civilian governor of the State, who recently passed on at the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital.
A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Daniel Iworiso-Markson, said Dickson, constituted the committee at an enlarged emergency State Executive Council meeting in Government House, Yenagoa.
The Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson on Tuesday announced the postponement of the official flag off of his governorship campaign earlier scheduled for this Saturday in Yenagoa in honour of the first civilian governor of the state, Chief DSP Alamieyeseigha, who died last Saturday at the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, Port Harcourt.
The Bayelsa State Government has declared 7 days of mourning in honour of the first civilian Governor of the State Chief Diepreye Solomon Peter Alamieyeseigha, who passed on last Saturday at the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital.
A Government House statement to this effect also directed that, all flags in all public buildings and premises across the State be flown at half mast for the period.
Bayelsa State Governor Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson has reacted to the sad news of the sudden death of Chief Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, the first elected civilian Governor of the State, describing it as a personal loss to him, the Government and people of then State.
An initial Government House statement, pointed out that, Chief Alamieyeseigha was a strong pillar of support to the restoration government, stressing that, his demise is a very painful and monumental loss to the entire Ijaw nation, which he has always stood firm for in all its ramifications.
The Bayelsa State Government has lauded the State Council of the Nigeria Union Journalists, NUJ for upholding the sanctity of its constitution by conducting what has turned out to be a peaceful and credible election of new officers to run its affairs.
A Government House statement also congratulated the newly elected Chairman, Mr. John Angese for emerging victorious and urged him to use his office to promote and propagate the ideals of the journalism profession, as the watchdog of society.
As the 2015 governorship polls draw closer, over 400 NGOs and Civil Society Groups have endorsed Governor Seriake Dickson for a second term in office.
Speaking on the occasion, Governor Dickson urged well meaning Bayelsans to organise themselves and play more active roles in the campaigns in the various units, wards, constituencies and the local government areas in the forthcoming gubernatorial election in the state.
Isoko indigenes back DicksIndigenes of Isoko ethnic nationality, resident in Bayelsa State have thrown their weight behind the second term bid of the state governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson.
They said their support to Dickson followed series of joint meetings and elaborate consultations.
President of Isoko Development Union (IDU), Bayelsa State chapter, Idama Michael, and General Co-ordinator, Isoko Solidarity and Support Group for Seriake Dickson 2015, David Ekah, stated this in a joint statement on Wednesday after their meeting in Yenagoa.
Bayelsa State Governor, Henry Seriake Dickson on Tuesday said that the ongoing crisis in the state chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) portends grave danger to the democratic fortunes already established in the state.
Governor Dickson stated this during the inauguration of of 8 new Special Advisers and the General Manager of the Bayelsa State Transport Company, Hon. Emomotimi Fanama in Yenagoa.
Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson on Monday announced the donation N10million to non-indigenous traders, who are doing business under the aegis of the Unified Traders Association, as part of his administration's drive to promote commerce and industry in the state.
Governor Dickson, who made the donation while reacting to some issues raised during a meeting with executive members of the Association in Government House, Yenagoa, assured investors of the government’s determination to maintain the prevailing secure business environment.