Only Jonathan Deserves Credit For Conceding Defeat – Gov Dickson

Bayelsa State governor, Hon.  Seriake Dickson, yesterday, said only former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan should take the credit for conceding defeat in the 2015 presidential election.

Governor Seriake Dickson, who was reacting to the conferment of the joint award of ‘Person of the Year 2015’ on the former president by the LEADERSHIP Newspapers, in a statement by his chief press secretary, Daniel Iworiso-Markson, said though the award was well-deserved of the former President, the singular action put him miles apart from other leaders, within the African continent and beyond.

He also used the opportunity to call on Nigerians at home and in the diaspora to always accord Jonathan the respect and honour of a true statesman that he is, while also calling on him to always stand up and show leadership.

Governor Dickson also commended LEADERSHIP Newspaper for the honour done Dr. Jonathan and described the former President, as a distinguished statesman of inestimable quality.

The governor noted that democrats all over the world would continue to appreciate him for his exceptional display of sportsmanship in the 2015 election as an incumbent president.

Dickson believes that the action taken by Jonathan saved thousands of lives that would have been lost and kept the unity of Nigeria intact, particularly against the backdrop of predictions of the nation’s disintegration.


My Re-Election Has Saved Nigeria From Drifting Into One-Party State– Gov. Dickson

Governor-elect of Bayelsa, Seriake Dickson, on Thursday said his win at the polls is an indication that there is  hope for democracy in Nigeria.

Governor Dickson made the remark at the presentation of the certificate of return to him and his Deputy Governor-elect, Rear Admiral Gboribiogha John Jonah (rtd), at the State Headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission in Yenagoa.

According to the Governor-elect, Nigeria cannot be a one party state if the concept of one-man-one-vote is allowed to flourish, as it will go a long way in strengthening democratic principles.

Dedicating his victory at the just concluded Governorship election to God, Governor Dickson described his renewed mandate as a divine act to serve Bayelsans for another 4-year term.

The Governor, who noted that he has always put his trust in God, dedicated his victory to the people of the state, stressing that Bayelsans did not let him down.

Expressing appreciation to the people of Bayelsa for defying all odds to vote for the Peoples Democratic Party in the face of intimidation, he particularly commended the women and youths for their resilience in exercising their franchise.

Credit: Sun

Another Aide of Gov Dickson Resigns

These are not the best of times for Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State in his bid for a second term in office as another top aide, the State Commissioner for Lands and Survey, Chief Furoebi Akene, has resigned from his administration. This brings to six the number of aides that have resigned in the last one month.

Although Akene did not state specifically the reason for his resignation, THISDAY gathered that he had been at a cold war with the commissioner for works whom he had accused of usurping his duties, as the commissioner for lands.

Pissed off by the refusal of Dickson to look into his complaints against the Commissioner for Works, Akene had moved abroad in the last three months until he returned this week to tender his resignation.

Akene,  in his resignation letter to the governor, said his decision to pull out of the cabinet was to enable him attend to pressing personal and family issues just as he expressed gratitude to the governor for giving him the opportunity to serve the state.

Credit: Thisday