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Stakeholders buy senatorial nomination form for Bayelsa’s Sen. Seriake Dickson

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Stakeholders and leaders from Sagbama and Ekeremor Local Government Areas constituting the Bayelsa West Senatorial District bought the senatorial nomination form for Sen. Seriake Dickson in Abuja on Wednesday.

Speaking at the presentation of the form to Dickson they said it was in fulfilment of the promise to ensure that Dickson was re-elected to continue with his “good works’’.

Deputy Speaker of Bayelsa House of Assembly, Mr Michael Ogbere, said Dickson did well as governor and did a lot of life-touching projects in Bayelsa.

Ogbere said Ijaw people were in dire need of efficient, skilled and credible brand of vibrant representation which Sen. Dickson provided effortlessly.

He said Ekeremor people were impressed by Dickson’s overwhelming performance and unparalleled energy on issues of concern in the district, in Bayelsa, in the Ijaw Nation and in the Niger Delta.

He called on the senator to contest the 2023 senatorial election on the strength of his impressive credentials which made Bayelsa West district, the surest senatorial seat for the PDP in the state

Ogbere dismissed the issue of purported zoning of the National Assembly position in the district by the fact that previous senators from Ekeremor contested thrice.

He added that a former deputy governor from the area, Peremobowei Ebebi, contested and pursued the case on the electoral dispute to the Supreme Court where he lost.

He challenged those opposed to Sen. Dickson to contest to campaign with their contributions to the development of the people of the district.

In his remarks, a former permanent secretary, former Head of Service and Chairman of Bayelsa Civil Service Commission, Peter Singabele, said Dickson should be allowed to continue with his productive leadership at the Senate.

He said this was necessary because the senator had impacted on many lives.

Receiving the nomination form, Dickson commended the leaders for their support, encouragement and unflinching commitment to the promotion of the interest of the district.

He said that the people of Bayelsa West, the entire Bayelsa, the Ijaw Nation and the Niger Delta were in dire need of skilled, experienced and effective representation as the nation moved toward a critical period of transition.

“I agree that we need steady hands at the centre to continue to guide, to support and to make the case that we have made for our people.

“For some time, a number of you have been discussing with me on the need for continued experience and deployment of our national image and network at this particular time in the service of our people.

“You have all given your various reasons as to why I should be in the ballot one more time,’’ he said.

Dickson said having examined the need for steady experienced hand at the National Assembly and in the Senate in particular, he humbly accepted to run.

“I do so appreciating the need to be there to guide and to support the government of our people back home,’’ he said.

He urged the stakeholders and leaders to widen the scope of consultations to include the few who had not queued behind his candidacy.

Dickson called for tolerance stressing that while disagreements are normal in politics, his brand of politics is devoid of violence; a culture which his teeming followers should embrace at all times.

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