The people of Yenagoa, Ogbia and Opokuma/Kolokuma Local Government Area in Bayelsa State have resolutely decided to stand by Governor Seriake Dickson come December 5, just as they pleaded with President Muhammadu Buhari to allow the people’s wish prevail.
Each community’s resolutions were respectively conveyed in what has been described as a revolution with the massive turn out.
This is coming as Dickson has continued with his community based campaign tour of the state.The story was the same on Thursday at Ikiiribi, Ikolo and Bumoundi, through Akaibiri, Yenibebeli, Yenika, Agudama, Edepie, Akenfa and Igbogene.
Governor Dickson who promised to continue with his development projects in the area, particularly the Bayelsa Cargo Airports sited at Bumoundi community said, “The people of Bumoundi should expect more as we will continue in my development projects in your communities, especially the Bayelsa Cargo Airport sited in your communities, which has attained seventy percent completion. i urge you to continue your support for PDP and vote massively for PDP on December 5.”
Earlier, the community spokesperson, Comrade Franklin Wilkox thanked the governor for the numerous democratic dividends the community has enjoyed, just as he promised that they will reciprocate the gesture during the December 5 polls.
In a replica of Jesus Christ’s grand entry into Jerusalem, women at Ikolo on Thursday, and most other places visited, brought out their wrappers and lined the route for Governor Dickson and his entourage to walk on.
In an interview with a 90 year old community leader, at Bumoundi-Akoatiama, Chief (Mrs.) Temetu Ineife advised President Buhari should allow peace by avoiding the temptation of interfering with Bayelsa State elections.
According to her, “From what Dickson has done for us in Bayelsa State, we have resolved to vote him back for a second tenure. Among the many good things Dickson has done include paying the elderly like us N5000 monthly,”
She further said, “From what I have heard from my people here, Dickson has done very well in the area of road constructions, bridges like never before and schools. So we want him back to continue his good work.”
Chief Mrs Ineife who spoke thru her daughter, also stressed that, “The state has been peaceful since Dickson came, so let Buhari not be used as we are hearing to truncate the wish of our people because we do not want chaos in this place.”
For a female coordinator in same community, Florence Kekuni, was unequivocal in her response. She said, “Apart from the fact that ours is a PDP community, our people resolved to vote for Dickson is based on his antecedents so far. Especially his projects and impact on our lives. And when we weighed both candidates, we came together and endorsed Dickson.”
Chief Sibi Appa who represented the community chief who was on sick bed, presented the community’s views to Dickson.
It was like whirlwind at Ikibiri as the community At Igbedi community, like other places visited so far, Dickson brought them good news when he declared thus: “Between now and the first quarter of next year you will see contractors on site at the six kilometers road from Amassoma. On the electrification you will get a generating set in two weeks”
Earlier the community spokesperson, Elliot Okpoya who spoke on behalf of the community sad, “Your elevation as a governor has turned our political history around for good as we have for the first time a council chairman since the existence of Igbedi clan. That is aside of other political appointments and democracy dividends.
“We re enjoying your infrastructures which includes the headmasters quarter. Based on this we have decided to give a hundred percent vote.”
The show of love was replicated as Bayelsans lined out at Famgbe, Agudama Ekpettiama, Tombia, Shell yard Gbarain – Yubie, Bolako where a musician, Perema Freetown was kidnapped yesterday