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6 Bayelsa LGs endorse Jonathan, Dickson’s re-election bid

By Samuel Oyadongha

YENAGOA—SIX out of the eight local government areas in Bayelsa State have endorsed the re-election bid of President Goodluck Jonathan and Governor Seriake Dickson in 2015 and 2016 elections, respectively.

Though Nembe and Brass Local Government Areas are yet to join in the endorsement of the duo, it was learnt that the delay might be due to logistics.
One of the two councils located on the Atlantic fringe of the state is the home to the state Deputy Governor, Rear Admiral John Jonah (rtd). It is also the council of former governor, Mr Timipre Sylva.

The other councils, including Sagbama, Ekeremor, Ogbia, Kolokuma-Opokuma and Yenagoa have passed a vote of confidence on the President and Dickson, insisting that their decision was based on their outstanding performance.

Speaking at a rally by Restoration Forum, the principal executive secretary to Governor  Dickson, Douye Diri, explained that the rally by the people and elders of Kolokuma-Opokuma council was based on their conviction that the President, must be prevailed upon to declare his intention as “he has performed and improved every sector of the country.”

Diri, who was supported at the event by notable leaders of the council, including the state commissioner for sports, Ebikitin Diongoli, former member of House of Representatives, Boulous Ndiamowei, the director general of the State Arts Council, Mr.Ineye Dudiefa, also  announced the decision of the political leaders and traditional rulers of the council to adopt the state governor, Dickson for second term in 2016.

“The people of the council have decided that they must both come for second term in office,” he said.


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