NEDU MARK, Yenagoa
Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure peace, safety and security of lives and property in the state as the electorate prepares for the governorship polls.
The governor made the call in Yenagoa, the state capital, Friday during the August and September Monthly Transparent Briefing held in Government House.
Incumbent Dickson of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and former governor, Chief TImipre Sylva of the All Progressives Congress (APC) go to the poll come December 5 , 2015 to determine who occupies the Governor House in the state as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) conducts governorship election for the state.
While calling on other national leaders o to unite to tackle the issue of national security, Dickson urged President Buhari to call the APC loyalists in the state to order and not to encourage killing and harassment of innocent persons ahead of the state elections.
He asserted that the PDP in the state ‘need not campaign for the forthcoming election to defeat Chief Timipre Sylva and his loyalists as they have nothing to show in their years in office’.
“We have things to show and talk about, but APC and Timipre Sylva have nothing to show, but only violence, killings to talk about in their campaigns,” Dickson said.
Dickson who said the state received a total of N7. 662 billion as August and N5.8 billion as Federal Allocations said, “APC in the state are not ready for the governorship election, but are interested in fomenting trouble, violence and intimidation of innocent persons in the state.”
The governor told Bayelsans that ‘whoever is part of what is happening with APC, Timipre Sylva, is an enemy to the state.’
Describing Senator Heineken Lokpobiri the Director General of Timipre Sylva Campaign Organization as ‘the most violent person, a political criminal in the state’, Dickson said the state needs ‘a disciplined and God -fearing leader to govern and not violent, desperate persons as Timipre Sylva as his APC loyalists.’