Eleven political parties in Bayelsa State, under the aegis of the Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC) and the Conference of Nigerian Political Parties (CNPP), yesterday shut the gate against Governorship aspirants in the state, with the adoption of Governor Seriake Dickson as their candidates for the December 5 general election.
Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State on Thursday polled a total of 447 votes, out of 452 accredited delegates to emerge the flag bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) for the December 5th Gubernatorial election in the State.
Delegates from the eight local government areas of the state, led by the immediate past President of the Country, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan unanimously elected Governor Dickson as the party’s flag bearer.
Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson has called on Muslim faithfuls to use the period of Eid el Kabir to pray for the unity, peace and stability of the Country.
He has also enjoined them to propagate the message of love, which remains the overriding principle and direction for the adherents of every religion, including Moslems.
In his message to Moslems on the occasion of Eid el Kabir, Governor Dickson urged them to pray to Almighty ALLAH to direct the leadership of the country aright at all times, especially in this period of economic hardship.
...Sad Over Calls for Strike by Labour Leaders Over Few Days Delay in Salary Payment
Governor Seriake Dickson has condemned the attitude of some civil servants in the state, whereby they threaten strike action whenever there is a slight delay in salary payment.
Ahead of the September 24th primaries of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Bayelsa State, the party super delegates have endorsed Governor Seriake Dickson as the party’s sole candidate.
They made the endorsement at a meeting of super delegates and dinner at the Yenagoa residence of the Chairman of the Restoration Campaign Advisory Council and former Governor of the state, Chief Diepreye Alamieyeseigha.
RE: JONATHAN DUMPS DICKSON, BACKS ALAIBE; TOTAL FALSEHOOD AND A FIGMENT OF THE IMAGINATION OF THE ORCHESTRATOR – BAYELSA GOVT
The Bayelsa State Government has reacted angrily to a report making the rounds and even published in some National dailies that, former President and PDP Chieftain, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan has abandoned Goveror Seriake Dickson and thrown his weight behind All Progressive Congress, APC governorship aspirant, Chief Timi Aaibe for the December 5, gubernatorial election in the State.
Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson has made further clarification on the causes of the delays in the payment of salaries of civil servants, re-affirming that his administration is not owing workers in the state.
Making the clarification in Yenagoa in an interview with newsmen in Yenagoa, Governor Dickson maintained that the delay in salary payment was attributable to the delay in the Federal Allocation Accounts Committee meeting.
GOV DICKSON MOURNS H.I.D. AWOLOWO, WIFE OF THE LATE SAGE AND FATHER OF PROGRESSIVE POLITICS IN NIGERIA
...She will continue to be remembered for her worthy legacies
Governor of Bayelsa State, Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson has received with shock, the news of the death of Chief (Mrs.) Hannah Dideolu Awolowo, wife of the Late Sage and father of progressive politics in Nigeria, Chief Obafemi Awolowo.
Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson says the government is to undertake a critical review of security activities in the state, particularly on the waterways to check the incidence of kidnapping and other criminal acts.
Governor Dickson, who gave the assurance in a monthly media chat in Yenagoa, expressed concern over the rate of cases of kidnapping in the country, describing the situation as sad and unfortunate.
The President-General of the Supreme Council for the non-indigenes in Bayelsa State, Mr. Sunny Chukwuezi, has described as appalling and condemnable, the comments made by former Senior Special Assistant to Governor Seriake Dickson on Non-Indigenes, Mr. Chinedu Mbah.
The former Senior Special Assistant, Mbah, recently said he resigned from his appointment, due to non-payment of workers and political appointees' salaries by the State Government led by Hon. Seriake Dickson.