Groups urge Ex-Gov Dickson to contest vacant Bayelsa West Senate seat

Posted by News Express | 15 May 2020 | 848 times

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•Honourable Seriake Dickson

Stakeholders’ have called on the immediate past Governor of Bayelsa, Seriake Dickson to contest the forthcoming senatorial bye-election for Bayelss West.

Two Senate seats, Bayelsa Central and Bayelsa West, are vacant following the swearing in of Senators Douye Diri, and Lawrence Erujakpor who occupied the seats as Governor and Deputy Governor of Bayelsa respectively

The members of Odoni and Aduku communities in Sagbama Local Government Area on Thursday urged Dickson to contest the forthcoming senatorial bye-election for Bayelss West

They made the call after a stakeholders meeting held at the Ward 8 headquarters.

Convener of the meeting, Chief Felix Omemu said the call has become imperative in view of the former governor’s track record of achievement and his pedigree.

He stated that given the former Governor’s passion for the Ijaw struggle, he would represent not only the people of Bsyelsa West effectively but the entire Ijaw nation will have a formidable voice at the Red Chamber.

Omemu noted that in the history of Bayelsa state it is former Governor Dickson that has given the people of Ward 8 in Sagbama LGA the most political appointments and developmental projects.

He expressed optimism that if Dickson gets elected ward 8 would benefit from his tenure as Senator.

Earlier, Akpoegberi Ogidiga had moved a motion endorsing Chief Seriake Dickson as the sole candidate of the ward and was seconded by Ekiyere Youdeowei.

Taking turns to affirm their support for the endorsement of Dickson, Peter Bofumo, former APC Chairman, Sagbama LGA, Alfred Kemepado, State Volunteer boss, Lucky Asanakpo and Ebidowei Miebi all extolled the virtues of the former Governor.

They called on him to heed the call of his people and run for the vacant senatorial seat, describing him as a perfect fit for the position.

The stakeholders meeting cut across party lines.

Source: News Express

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