Yenagoa – Gov. Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa has urged councillors in the 105 wards in the state to embark on mobilisation of the people for the Dec. 5 governorship poll in the state.
Dickson, who made the call at a meeting with the serving and former councillors in the state on Thursday in Yenagoa, said that peace was significant in ensuring free and fair election.
He said that the meeting was to harness and plan on the prospects of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in winning the election.
“I called this meeting for us to plan how to move forward in the forthcoming election.
‘’We must work as a team; I urge you to go back to your various wards, organise yourselves, unit by unit, ward by ward and senatorial district by senatorial district.[pro_ad_display_adzone id=”70560″]
“The forthcoming election is about the future of Bayelsa and Ijaw nation; we must work to ensure that PDP wins in all the wards in the state.
“No other party, especially the All Progressives Congress (APC) stands the chance to win the governorship election in Bayelsa.
“We (PDP) have 105 councillors, 21 House of Assembly members, three senators, five House of Representatives members, eight local government chairmen and a performing governor, while APC has none,’’ he said.
Responding, Chairman, Bayelsa Councillors Forum, Mr Tonkumo Igoniwari, commended the governor for the achievements of his administration in the past three years, describing him as ‘’man of the people’’.
“The existing infrastructural development in the state in the last three years is awesome; Dickson’s administration is unprecedented, therefore, we must support his second term bid.
“This is operation bring Dickson back.
“The people of Bayelsa already know that it is only Dickson that will lead them to the Promise Land,” Igoniwari said. (NAN)