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Outgoing Gov Dickson appoints 60 new aides to help him ‘finish strong’

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The outgoing governor of Bayelsa State, Seriake Dickson, has appointed 60 new special advisers.

The governor said he deliberatly made the appointments to enable his ‘Restoration Government’ to finish strong in its promise to deliver effective governance to the people of Bayelsa.

This was contained in a statement signed and released on Thursday by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Fidelis Soriwei.

Soriwei said, “His Excellency the Governor of Bayelsa State, the Honourable Henry Seriake Dickson, has approved the appointment of 60 new Special Advisers as part of the deliberate efforts to enable the Restoration Government to finish strong in the avowed commitment to deliver effective governance to the good people of Bayelsa State.”

He went further to say, “The governor has directed the caucuses to nominate women for appointment as special advisers next week, in areas where they have not been considered for appointment.

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“However, the government and the party deplore the ungrateful and unpatriotic attitude of a few appointees who have been sustained and recognised in the midst of far more qualified persons for over seven years but are falling prey to the antics of the All Progressives Congress which is inducing party members with money and fake promises.

“While the government wishes them well in their new endeavours, it is pertinent to note that for every appointee, the PDP has several other more qualified people who are ready and willing to be trusted with such privileged positions of responsibility.”

The new appointees were drawn from the eight local government areas of the state, according to Soriwei.

Bayelsa State governorship election holds on November 16, and critics believe the governor may have embarked on the exercise to widen his party’s support base and shore up its chances in the guber poll.

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