Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, has bragged that his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is the only political party with the popularity and strength to win free, fair and credible election in Bayelsa State.
He therefore stated that he would lead the party towards ensuring that the baton of leadership is handed over to another PDP governor.
Gov.Dickson was said to have made this statement during a PDP stakeholders meeting in Yenagoa, the state capital
A statement by his Special Adviser on Media Relations, Fidelis Soriwei quoted the Governor to have advised the PDP governorship aspirants to play opposition politics rather than scheming and causing divisions in their own party.
Governor Dickson reminded the people that, the last election showed how the Federal Government deployed its might to undermine the security of the state in favour of their party members.
He, therefore, urged the PDP aspirants seeking elective positions in the forthcoming local government council and governorship polls to embark on massive mobilization of people across the communities to achieve victory for the party.
According to the Governor, the PDP aspirants have a better platform to contest elections and should campaign on the strength of the party’s landmark achievements in the state.
The Chairman of the PDP Governors’ Forum however cautioned that the guber election in Bayelsa would be a class of two systems: the PDP and its massive supporters in the various constituencies and communities and the APC, backed by Federal Forces to attempt wrest political control.
He urged the people resist any attempt by cultists as political to return to power in Bayelsa to retard the process of growth in the state.
He said, “Another PDP Gov will be elected in the next election. Urge all the people to step into the communities and mobilize the people. It will be my pleasure to lead the PDP with your support so that another PDP governor will be elected.
“How we survived during the 2015 governorship election is by the grace of God and our mobilization skills. You now have people who know how to play opposition politics. As we begin the transition programme, we expect you to put on the toga of an opposition person.
“You have a lot of work to do. It is their work to sow seeds of discord but it’s your job to keep your party united, strong and stable.”
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