18 Feb


Bayelsa State Hon. Seriake Dickson says, the achievements of his administration were largely made possible by the loyalty and support of members of the PDP in the State.

Governor Dickson stated this while addressing party faithful during the monthly PDP meeting at the party’s secretariat in Yenagoa.

He stressed the need for the people of the State to rally round his administration in order to build a strong and united support base for President Goodluck Jonathan to succeed at the federal level.

While calling on the people not to place their selfish interests over and above the general good, Governor Dickson noted that, though 2014 is a political year, the people should not be distracted but join Government in delivering the dividends of democracy.

According to the Governor, the effectiveness of Government is measured by the positive impact being made on the overall wellbeing of the generality of the citizenry.

“When you see us do what we have been able to do, taking over Government at a difficult and trying period and within this short period, we have been able to put so much on ground for people to see and it is like that in every Local Government Area. When I went on tour in the process of inspecting and commissioning projects, I myself was shocked at the type of things we have put on ground.

“This is not just in Yenagoa Local Government Area, our State capital. But as I stepped out to the Local Government Areas, I discovered that, there is no Local Government Area that does not have 25 or 50 projects going on of different types and we have just started. And we need to consolidate on the good works we are doing and we have been able to achieve this by the grace of God and with the support of all of you.”

Earlier, in their separate remarks, the working committee and entire members of the party in the State passed a vote of confidence on Governor Dickson in view of his unprecedented performance within a short period of two years in office.

The Governor’s Special Representatives in Sagbama and Nembe Local Government Areas, Mr. Collins Cocodia and Dr. Godson Omubo-Dede recounted the achievements of the Restoration Government, ranging from infrastructural manpower and rural development, reforms in the civil service and security.

According to Dr. Omubo Dede, the Nembe road project is a gift to the people of Nembe Kingdom and currently motorcycles are plying the road, which has been on the drawing board for 47 years.

In his words: “I want to bring to you two messages from the people of Nembe kingdom. We want to thank you for the gift of a road that you have given to us. This road that has been in the making 47 years ago which has been a mirage, but it took you to make it happen. As we speak today, motorcycles are moving on that road from Emakalakala to Nembe and that is a forerunner to vehicular movement.

“It is going to prevent accidents; it is going to prevent sea piracy and above all, the economy is going to be turned around. So the people said I should thank you on their behalf. And because of that they are 200 per cent behind you.”

In his remarks, the State PDP Chairman, retired Col. Sam Inokoba said the monthly PDP meeting has helped to strengthen internal democracy in the party.

Declaring total support on behalf of the PDP family in the state, Col. Inokoba remarked that Governor Dickson’s two years anniversary in office would not be complete without the monthly meetings to further cement the bond of unity among members of the party.

The PDP Chairman urged the Governor not to relent in providing good governance towards improving the standard of living of the people.


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