- Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa state has commended a front-line PDP presidential aspirant, Kabiru Turaki, SAN
- The governor hailed Turaki for his loyalty, commitment and service to Nigeria
- Governor Dickson made the statement at his hometown when Turaki visited him
Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa state has commended a front-line Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential aspirant, Kabiru Turaki, SAN, for his loyalty, commitment and service to the nation.
The governor made the statement when the former minister of special duties and his campaign team paid him a condolence visit on the death of his mother who died of cancer, at his hometown, Toru Orua, Sagbama local government area of the state recently.
“You are a good man who means well for the country, especially in terms of service to the people. Your loyalty to the country has never been in doubt. Your commitment unquestionable. Your performance in any task assigned to you has been beyond expectations,” the governor said.
Reacting to Turaki’s decision to support the foundation established to immortalize his mother, the governor noted that cancer had become a major healthcare problem in Nigeria without the necessary care and support for its victims.
“It is this shortcoming,” he noted further, “that had prompted good people like you (Turaki) to jump into the shark-infested terrain of politics to provide better governance to the people.”
The governor pointed out that the cancer foundation center would be attached to the university being established in the town.
Turaki had extolled Dickson’s late mother for giving the governor a good upbringing attested to by his selflessness, sense of justice and good education which have impacted in his performance as one of the best state governors.
The presidential aspirant applauded the scope of infrastructural development in various sectors in the state, which had turned it into a ‘large construction site’ with multiplier effects through the provision of employment and improved standard of living of the people.
Turaki said: “It is men of integrity, credibility, character, humaneness and a bridge builder like you (Dickson) that will be brought to continue the good work you are doing in Bayelsa, for not only Nigeria but for humanity.”
Turaki was also in Port Harcourt to condole with the Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike on the recent death of the state’s commissioner for justice and attorney general, Emmanuel Aguma, SAN.
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Meanwhile, the PDP says with the emergence of President Muhammadu Buhari as its sole presidential candidate, “the All Progressives Congress (APC) is now irredeemably doomed for a crushing defeat in the 2019 general elections.”
This was contained in a statement sent to journalists by the party's national publicity secretary, Kola Ologbodiyan, on Thursday, September 13.
The party said: “President Buhari’s fear to contest an elective presidential primary, for which he and a few APC leaders scared away other presidential contestants within their party with threats and high nomination form fees, ended up ruining APC’s chance of fielding a good candidate for the election.”
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