Bayelsa 2019: We will resist federal might, manipulations, electoral fraud - Dickson

Bayelsa 2019: We will resist federal might, manipulations, electoral fraud - Dickson

- Governor Dickson has sent a warning message to the APC ahead of Bayelsa election

- INEC is conducting governorship election in the state on November 16

- Dickson, however, advised the leadership of the APC not to intimidate people of the state before, during and after the election

The minister of state for petroleum and former governor of Bayelsa state, Timipre Sylva, has been urged to use his position to attract development to the state rather than use the federal might to cause chaos ahead of November 16 election.

Nigerian Tribune reports that the plea was made on Monday, October 7, by Governor Seriake Dickson, amidst speculations that the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) might cause political violence ahead of the election in the state.

Legit.ng gathered that the governor said this while speaking in Yenagoa during the official flag-off of the party’s governorship campaigns rally for the election of Senator Douye Diri as the next governor of the state.

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He advised Sylva to realise that it is time to bring back Brass NLNG, Brass fertilizer project and other infrastructures which would add meaning to the lives of an average Bayelsan.

Dickson said the PDP would win the November 16 governorship election in the state based on his achievements and performance in governance, which have made the party very popular among Ijaw people.

The governor explained that Senator Diri has garnered requisite experience in government to take over the mantle of leadership and continue with the strides that PDP is known for in the state.

He said: “I want to advise the leader of APC, Timipre Sylva, while we know he is a politician, let him not forget to bring our needed development to us, this is the time to bring back Brass LNG, that is his local government, this is the time to bring Brass fertilizer, this is the time to work with me and the government of Bayelsa state to bring infrastructures to this state. Let him not use federal might for politicking only, federal might are meant for development, we are doing our best, everything you have here is courtesy of PDP government.

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“Let me caution INEC and security agency, if you are brought here to intimidate and to kill, you have to do so much work, because there are thousands and thousands of people to be maim and to kill, please don’t use your power to advance evil ambition of any politician, our state is peaceful even now, and we will continue to work with all agencies to make it more peaceful."

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the Kogi state chapter of PDP said that the APC in the state was already jittery over massive support for its standard bearer, Musa Wada, ahead of the November 16 governorship election.

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Source: Legit.ng

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