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Voting Sylva will be suicidal, catastrophic for Bayelsans – Gov. Dickson’s aide

Gov Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State
Gov Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State

NEDU MARK
YENAGOA

Barely a month to the governorship election in Bayelsa state, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the state has said told Bayelsans that supporting the All Progressives Congress, APC and Timipre Sylva would be suicidal and catastrophic for the state.

The party also adviced youths to shun political violence and canvass total support for the re-election of Governor Seriake Dickson in the December 5, 2015 polls.

Senior Special Assistant to Governor Dickson on Niger Delta Affairs, Hon. Kennedy Tonjo West stated this on Tuesday during an interview in Yenagoa.

He noted that all the ex freedom fighters in the region have agreed to give their total support to Governor Dickson come the governorship polls.

Tonjo West, who described governor Dickson’s track record as unparalleled, said the youths would be mobilized to go to the 1,872 units in the state to campaign and create awareness on the need to vote Dickson in the forthcoming polls.

Describing APC in the state as a toothless party that exists only on the pages of newspapers, he said the PDP has given the state dividends of democracy and qualitative leadership over the years.

The aide described the opposition as a total stranger in the state, calling on voters not to themselves “to fall prey to deceitful characters who go by the name APC.”

Also speaking, President, Niger Delta Freedom Fighters, Comrade Charles Omusuku confirmed that the ex fighters have thrown their support behind the incumbent governor for the December 5 election.

He noted that all Ijaw sons and daughters have decided to give total support to the re election bid of Gov. Dickson pointing out that “Bayelsa State need peace, we don’t want violence, killings and gunshots anymore in the state.”
He stressed that the people of the state “only want peace in the state and not violence We are aware of Sylva’s antecedents. APC only comes to deceive the electorates,”

The Ijaw nation, he said “would no longer accept any form of intimidation. The Ijaw nation cannot accept any divide and rule manipulation again,” Omusuku insisted.

The group’s President described Gov. Dickson as the voice of the voiceless who has provided a level playing ground in the region and urged President Muhammadu Buhari to call the APC flag bearer in the state and his supporters to order so as to avoid violence and the killing of innocent persons in the forthcoming polls in the state.

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