NEDU MARK YENAGOA
Eleven political parties in Bayelsa State under the aegis of the Inter-Party Advisory Council and the Conference of Nigerian Political Parties on Thursday shut the gate against other governorship aspirants in the state with the adoption of Governor Seriake Dickson as their candidate for the December 5 election.
According to the leaders of the ADC, KOWA, PPA, AA, Accord Party, UPN, APA, HDP, YDP, Independent Democrat, ACPN and NNPP, the decision to shut out other aspirants to run on their platforms and adopt Dickson, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, candidate was based on performance and the assurance that the state is in safe hands.
The chairmen of the seven political parties, led by the CNPP Chairman, Comrade Lucky Akpeli, and the Treasurer of IPAC and state Chairman of New Nigerian Peoples Democratic Party, Inko Namatebe, explained that the parties adopted Dickson because of his sterling leadership qualities.
Namatebe said with Dickson securing a second term, the state would remain in safe hands.
Namatebe stated that the governor had performed very well in his first tenure, adding that it was necessary that he was allowed to continue in office for another term.
He said: “One of the things that Governor Dickson has delivered on is security.He has put in place a frame work for data gathering in an organised and empirical manner to combat crime.”
Namatebe listed other areas in which Dickson had made modest achievements to include education, infrastructure, diversification of the state’s economy, tourism, health and human capacity development.
Others are promotion of good governance, judiciary, transport, agriculture, power and sports development, adding: “If one person in a single administration is able to achieve these developmental strides, what else do Bayelsans want if not to return our governor for second term?
“We urge all and sundry to support Governor Dickson for a second term in office because Bayelsa will remain in safe hands.”
11 political parties adopt Dickson ahead of Bayelsa governorship poll
NEDU MARK YENAGOA