BAYELSA | Dickson’s mandate not under Contest, Ignore APC’s lies – PDP


The Bayelsa State Chapter of the Peo­ples Democratic Party, has dismissed claims that the Supreme Court has reversed its decision that reaffirmed Henry Seriake Dickson as the governor of the state.

Recall that the apex court had in November 2016 de­clared Dickson as governor of Bayelsa State.

Just recently, reports re­surfaced, saying the apex court had reversed its No­vember ruling.

In a statement signed by the state Chairman of the party, Hon. Moses Cleopas, PDP alleged that the rumour was a ploy by the All Progressives Con­gress, APC, to create un­necessary fear and security breach.

The statement quoted Cleopas as saying the re­ports making the rounds that, Chief Timipre Sylva of the APC was coming to take over as Governor was not true and a “figment of the imagination of the APC and their supporters, who are bent on truncating the existing peace and security in the State, through spuri­ous claims.”

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The statement reads in part, “Chief Timipre Sylva has been roundly beaten at the polls and the defeat was expressly affirmed at the Governorship Election Tribunal, the Appeal and Supreme Courts and Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson’s position as the duly elected Governor of Bayelsa State is not under any contest.”

Cleopas urged President Muhammadu Buhari to call the APC leaders in Bayelsa State, Sylva and the “clue­less junior Minister, Sena­tor Heineken Lokpobiri to order.”

The party noted that both Sylva and Lokpobiri have always attempted to breach the peace and security of the State, which the current governor has restored.

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“But for the leadership of the Governor, the vigilance of security agencies and the cooperation of Bayelsans, these desperate politician(s) would have thrown our state into senseless crisis, which would have resulted in the destruction of Na­tional assets, a situation that could have worsened the depression in the country,” the party stated.

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