Those who doesn’t mean well won’t emerge leaders in Bayelsa- Dickson





Bayelsa state governor, Henry Seriake Dickson, has said that God will not allow those who does not mean well to emerge leader in Bayelsa state.

The governor who led prominent personalities within and outside the country to observe his valedictory state annual thanksgiving service at the weekend made the remarks according to a statement made available to newsmen.


The governor expressed gratitude to God for finding him worthy to be used as an instrument to engender peace, stability and appreciable development to the state.


A statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Fidelis  Soriwei, quoted the governor as having said that God would not allow those who do not mean well for the state to assume the reins of governance.


Governor Dickson expressed optimism that the PDP Governorship candidate, Senator Douye Diri, would emerge victorious in the November 16 Governorship election through a free, fair, peaceful and credible process.


The Governor who emphasized the importance of thanksgiving  urged the clergy and the people to sustain their prayers and support for the state.


Highlighting some of the achievements of his administration, the governor thanked God for giving him the wisdom to institute the State Annual Thanksgiving Day Celebration by law to give God His proper place. 


According to Governor  Dickson, critical infrastructure such as roads, health facilities, the  airport, educational facilities and public buildings including the Ecumenical centre are some of the lofty projects that has elevated the status of Yenagoa, the state capital.


His words:”The forthcoming elections will be free, fair and credible and our candidate, Senator Douye Diri will win the election. This is the  only way we can continue the developmental path taken by me. 


“It’s been eight years that we started this and I thank God for using me as an instrument to serve the people of Bayelsa. It is a great honor. He used me to build this Ecumenical Centre. 


“I want to thank you all,  the men women and youths of this state who keyed into my policies and we pray that those who want to destroy this state do not get there. 


In his goodwill message, the Prominent Clergy and General Overseer of the Royal House of Grace International Church, Apostle Zilly Aggrey, described the forthcoming election as a contest between good and promoters of evil in Bayelsa.


He said that the Dickson Administration was the first to break the jinx of truncated administrations since the commencement of democratic governance in the state.


Pastor Zilly Aggrey noted that the election was not just about Bayelsa State but also about the future of the Ijaw nation.


The Clergy who praised Governor Dickson for laying a solid foundation for the worship of God called on Bayelsans to vote for a leader that would continue with the path of development of the Dickson’s Administration.


He commended Governor Dickson for championing the Ijaw cause and the recognition accorded Major Adaka Boro, the leader òf the Ijaw struggle.


“This is the first government that has broken the chain of unfinished administration, the coming election is a fight between righteousness and promoters of evil.


 “We should ensure we vote in someone who will continue with the legacies of the governor. He is the one that has opened up the 3 senatorial roads and gave kolokuma people the opportunity to have a senator and a speaker irrespective of their population.”

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