Rising from a meeting that lasted over three hours, the kinsmen of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, under the aegis of Ogbia Restoration Caucus, said they have followed with keen interest the activities and programmes of the governor, which have given them a pride of place in the state.
Browsing: Seriake Dickson
The governor was reacting to the controversy surrounding the approval given during the last National Economic Council meeting when he addressed state House correspondents.
Dickson gave the advice at a two-day retreat for the PDP NWC and State Chairmen, with the theme: “Repositioning PDP for Dominance and Electoral Victory,” on Tuesday in Abuja.
However, some sections of the party’s constitution were amended via a motion by the Bayelsa State Governor, Serieke Dickson.
He said that reports making the rounds on the rift were meant to cause disaffection between the two and to create tension in Bayelsa.
Dickson made this known while presenting the report to the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, for consideration and criticism
Handing the report to Chairman of the caretaker committee, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, in Abuja on Wednesday, Dickson said organs and institutions of the party had crucial roles to play in resolving PDP crisis
The highest court in the land in affirming Dickson as the validly elected governor of Bayelsa State, dismissed the petition of his challenger, Timipre Sylva
The activist’s concern follows Wednesday’s arrest of Chief Timipre Sylva’s loyalist, Barrister Jonah Okah, by the police in Bayelsa State on the orders of the Bayelsa State Governor for his alleged comments on Facebook
While expressing his innocence, Etonye stressed in the petition dated 30th August, 2016, that he neither discussed with Okah as claimed nor absconded with any money belonging to Bayelsa State Government
According to him, the decision to pay the two-months salary was part of government’s continued efforts at ending the prolonged strike of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Niger Delta University, branch
According to him, the state government has paid a total of N62 billion on bonds obtained by the immediate past administration of Timbre Sylva, while over N61 billion has so far been deducted at source by the Federation Accounts Allocation Committee for loans and over-payments to the previous administration
The Governor, who noted that he has always put his trust in God, reminded the people that power neither comes from the North, South, East or West, but only from God, also dedicated his victory to the people of the state, stressing that Bayelsans did not let him down
The ex-militant in a statement issued in Yenagoa accused the Federal Government and its agencies of collaborating with the Independent National Electoral Commission to rig the election
He said in spite of the challenge of the repayment of the loan, bond and other financial commitments by the Sylva administration, eating deep into the state’s finances, the present administration has been able to put in place enduring legacies in terms of infrastructure
The incident would have degenerated into a bloody brawl but for the prompt intervention of security aides attached to the governor’s convoy
Sadly, no one has yet begun this appraisal of the reasons for the failure so that appropriate lessons will be learnt should another opportunity arise in the future. Where any analysis has been made, it did not go beyond lamentation and hand-wringing as to how the North had “betrayed” its former(?) natural allies in the South South and how former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, is being persecuted, how former Bayelsa State Governor, DSP Alamieyeseigha, was allegedly hounded to his death and how President Jonathan’s legacy is being deliberately rubbished
A statement issued on Friday by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Daniel Iworiso-Markson, said Dickson has no hand in Sylva’s rejection by the people as expressed through several media onslaughts against his candidacy, sponsored by aggrieved members of his party, the APC
The Peoples Democratic Party-led Bayelsa State Government on Thursday assured the All Progressives Congress in the state of adequate security…
Iworiso-Markson pointed out that the attribution of the reshufflement to the rift between the governor and the President was a deliberate propagation of falsehood and the handiwork of mischief makers