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PDP delegates affirm Dickson as flag bearer for Bayelsa guber poll

By News Express on 25/09/2015

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Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State Thursday emerged Peoples Democratic Party,PDP, candidate for December 5 governorship elections in the state in an affirmative primary where he contested as a sole candidate.

Former President Goodluck Jonathan led the way in casting his vote in the primary election conducted at the Samson Siasia Sports Stadium in Yenagoa.

Announcing the primary election result, the Chairman of the PDP Primary Panel, Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State, said that the conduct indicated that PDP was ready to set good example for other parties.

Dickson of Bayelsa contested in the primary election as sole candidate for the party, following earlier disqualification of three candidates who had purchased the expression of interest form and withdrawal of another aspirant.

According to Fayose, “Total of 476 delegates were listed for the election, 452 people accredited, 24 absent while 5 votes were voided.

“Governor Dickson having scored 447 votes in the Bayelsa PDP governorship primary election, I declare him the winner; he is now returned as the party gubernatorial candidate in the state.

“The election today, shows that PDP is united; the transparency in the election is commendable; I must say that PDP will continue to be united not only in Bayelsa but Nigeria at large.

“The people of Bayelsa have decided to support good government of the PDP in the state; it is glaring today that the people want continuity for suitable development.”

In his response, Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa expressed satisfaction for his success at the gubernatorial primary election, saying that he was ready to continue to pilot the affairs of the people.

“I commend you all, for the support and today has shown that PDP is a peace party; PDP is strong in Bayelsa and no space for other parties come Dec 5. I hereby, announced to you that my able Deputy Governor, John Jonah will still be my running mate for the governorship race, I thank you all.”

•Photo shows, L-R; Chairman, Bayelsa State PDP National Electoral Panel and Governor of Ekiti State, Chief Ayo Fayose, Former President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, the State Governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson, Senator Nimi Barigha Amaingi, the State Deputy Governor, Rear Admiral Gboribiogha John Jonah rtd, and the PDP National Vice Chairman, South South, Dr. Cairo Ojougboh during the Bayelsa State PDP Primary Election at the Sampson Siasia Sports Complex in Yenagoa.



Source News Express

Posted 25/09/2015 02:58:23 AM





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