Dickson’s Commissioner’s father, Jonathan’s loyalist join APC
By Samuel Oyadongha & Emem Idio
THE Campaign Organisation of the All Progressives Congress, APC, governorship candidate in Bayelsa State, Chief Timipre Sylva and Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Restoration Campaign Organisation of Governor Seriake Dickson, yesterday traded words over series of endorsements of Governor Dickson for second term by some groups and traditional rulers in the state.
While Sylva’s campaign organisation insisted that the gale of endorsements of Dickson was nothing but vanity, Dickson’s campaign organisation declared that Sylva was a rejected stone, not electable and rejected by the gods of Ijawland.
This came as the father of a Commissioner for Environment in Bayelsa State, Chief Owazi Wills, weekend, joined the APC in Nembe Local Government Area, LGA, in an event which also witnessed a former loyalist to former President Jonathan, Bishop Degi-Eremienyon, defecting to APC.
The Sylva campaign Organisation, through its Director of Media and Publicity, Chief Nathan Egba, in an interview with newsmen in Yenagoa, said: “Before the Presidential election, there was a spate of endorsements. Every group, House of Assembly members, local government chairmen and traditional rulers that endorsed former President Goodluck Jonathan also endorsed Dickson. And now, there is another round of endorsements.
“The simple question now is, have those earlier rounds of endorsements expired? And if those have expired, what is the life span of these new ones? Are they not going to expire before the December 5 governorship elections?”
But the Director-General of Governor Dickson’s campaign organisation, Fred Agbedi, while reacting said, “The APC is the party that has been rejected by the land of Bayelsa, and their candidate rejected by the gods and the people of Ijawland. It was not planned by anybody. The Ijawland stated that ‘you have treated my people with high handedness, they don’t want you anymore.”
Meanwhile, the father of a Commissioner for Environment in Bayelsa State, Chief Owazi Wills, weekend, joined the APC in Nembe Local Government Area, LGA, in an event which also witnessed a former loyalist to former President Jonathan, Bishop Degi-Eremienyon, defecting from PDP to APC.
Mr Iniuro Wills, is a former Commissioner for Information and Orientation in the state, and serving Environment Commissioner under the Governor Seriake Dickson’s administration is the first child of the family.