By Samuel Oyadongha
Yenagoa—Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State, has described the forthcoming governorship election in the state as a veritable opportunity for Bayelsans to once again demonstrate their love and trust for the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
Addressing political appointees numbering over 400 at the Banquet Hall in Yenagoa, Dickson said that Bayelsa remains a stronghold of the PDP, despite the activities of mischief-makers, who were bent on using propaganda to deceive the unsuspecting public.
Describing the PDP family in the state as strong and united, he noted that all well meaning Bayelsans believe in the ideals and programmes of the PDP as the only national party that had given the Ijaw people a sense of belonging by providing a platform for Dr Goodluck Jonathan to emerge as an elected president of the country.
He expressed optimism that Bayelsans as true Ijaw people, would come out in their numbers to express gratitude to the PDP by casting their votes for the party and maintain the pride and dignity of their ethnic nation, rather than support sectional and selfish political parties.
According to him, PDP has what it takes to win the forthcoming poll, arguing that the overwhelming victory of the party in the March 28 and April 11, 2015 state and National Assembly elections speaks volume of the support the party enjoys in the state.
He said that with the announcement of December 5, 2015 by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, as date of the state governorship election, the PDP would soon kick off a formidable campaign in all part of the state.