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Dickson visits Aso Rock, silent on Bayelsa polls




AS the countdown continues towards the Bayelsa supplementary governorship election slated for January 9, 2016, the state Governor Seriake Dickson yesterday paid a visit to the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Dickson of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) is seeking re-election against the major contender and also a former governor of the state, the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Timipre Sylva.

It was not certain, however, if the governor actually met President Muhammadu Buhari.

The governorship election, which took place on December 5 and 6 ended in a stalemate following violence and other irregularities, which trailed the conduct of the polls.

As a result, the Independent National E3lectoral Commission (INEC) cancelled the polls in some units and rescheduled them to January 9, 2016.

The governor, when he came out from the President’s office, declined to elaborate on his visit but told State House correspondents that he was going to the office of the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari.

Dickson and Sylva’s fates are hanging on the outcome of the rescheduled elections, which scheduled to hold in the Southern Ijaw Local Council and in some units elsewhere in the state.

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