Governor Seriake Dickson embarks on sensitisation campaign in which he calls on people to shun violence ahead and during the governorship election scheduled for December 5
THE Bayelsa State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, at the weekend embarked on a state-wide grassroots peace sensitisation tour ahead of the forthcoming gubernatorial election scheduled for December 5.
Governor Seriake Dickson, while addressing traditional rulers and people during the tour at Otuasega in ward 4 of Ogbia Constituency 3, urged them to be peaceful and vigilant during the election as adequate security would be provided.
Dickson said notwithstanding threats from merchants of violence people in the state should not be intimidated and ensured that they exercise their political right by turning out en masse with their permanent voter cards, PVCs.
“The permanent voter card is what will win election, work with those who will bring peace and development, there should be no violence and hooliganism as you vote to bring back a responsible government like ours,” the governor said. He also urged them to protect their votes.
Responding to demands by the chiefs on the renovation of the two dilapidated primary schools, provision of desks and solar power to boost water supply, Dickson gave the assurance that the schools would be provided with desks in two weeks time.
In his welcome remarks, Claudius Enegesi, paramount ruler of Otuasega, said that Otuasega was the home of the PDP because it had brought infrastructural development to the community, including the Model Secondary School and the Okaki-Otuasega road.
Also, in their separate remarks, Naomi Ogoli, a member representing Ogbia Constituency 3 in the Bayelsa State House Assembly, Enayam Abah, chairman of Ogbia Area Council, and, Faith Opene, PDP Women leader in the state, urged the people to come out in their numbers to vote for the PDP at the polls.
— Oct 26, 2015 @ 14:20 GMT