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Dickson reads riot act to Bayelsa PDP aspirants


[FILES] Governor Seriake Dickson

Ahead of the September 3 primary to pick the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the governorship election holding this November 16 in Bayelsa State, Governor Seriake Dickson has warned the aspirants against brigandage and hooliganism.Addressing an expanded PDP stakeholders’ meeting in Bayelsa, he stressed the need for the gladiators to pursue their political ambitions within the ambit of the law and rules of the game.

In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media Relations, Fidelis Soriwei, the governor restated his zero tolerance for violence, adding that in spite of the pervasive insecurity in the country, Bayelsa has maintained its status as one of the most stable and peaceful states across the federation.He said he was passionate about handing over a peaceful and stable state to his successor.

To this end, Dickson said no efforts would be spared in keeping the state secure for business and other meaningful activities to sustain its stability and progress.

Commending the contenders for the maturity and brotherliness exhibited so far, the governor urged them to sustain the warm relationship for the benefit of the party and the state.He implored the contestants to cooperate with security agencies and statutory organs of the PDP to enable the party replicate the success it recorded in the last presidential primary that held in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

Dickson, who assured the aspirants of a level-playing ground, suggested that all delegates for the September 3 exercise should be accommodated according to their councils few days to the convention in Yenagoa.He added that all the gubernatorial hopefuls should have easy access to the delegates at all time.

According to him, such arrangement would not only make it easy for the aspirants to get access to the delegates, but also enhance security of the entire process.In his remarks, State PDP Chairman, Moses Cleopas, said the meeting was convened to foster unity and fairness.


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