By Samuel Oyadongha
Yenagoa—Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State, yesterday said that his re-election did not only save the Ijaw nation and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, from ridicule, but also scuttled efforts aimed at turning Nigeria into a one party state.
Dickson, at a meeting with his political appointees at the Banquet Hall of Government House in Yenagoa, said PDP’s victory at the state governorship election had put to rest, speculations and propaganda that the party was heading for extinction.
He noted that despite the setback the party suffered at the immediate past general election, the PDP has what it takes to recapture power in 2019 and render better grassroots-oriented leadership to the people of Nigeria.
The governor, who dedicated his electoral victory to God, was full of appreciation to all his appointees and Bayelsans for their resilience and support in the face of what he described as an “all-out war” unleashed against them by the main opposition party.
His words: “I am aware of what you all went through. We all know what the entire state experienced. In all our political lives, we have not seen an election like this, where they brought on us the full weight of their arsenals at the polling booths, communities, wards, local governments and across the whole state. We saw it.”