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Bayelsa Governor backed for second term

03 June 2014, 16:45

Lagos - Edwin Clark, the elder statesman and foremost Ijaw leader, has endorsed Bayelsa Governor, Seriake Dickson, for a second term in office.

He gave his backing declaration during the re-burial of Major Adaka Boro, the popular nationalist who died in 1968.

The event was part of activities marking the Ijaw Hero’s Day Celebrations in Yenagoa, the state capital.

“You are now an Obama in the Ijaw nation. Today, you have done what many people have not been able to do. You went to the place where the body of Boro was buried, exhumed it and today his remains are being re-buried.
oday, you have changed the face of Bayelsa, particularly Yenagoa, the state capital. The structures are new. You have new infrastructure everywhere. It is in this regard that, we have decided to present this to you to show to you that you have to serve a second term to change the face of Bayelsa State,” Clark told the governor.

Dickson assumed the Bayelsa governorship in February 2012.

He won over 90 percent of the vote and helped maintain the People’s Democratic Party stranglehold on power in the state since President Goodluck  Jonathan’s coming into power

Dickson meanwhile urged Nigerians of all persuasions to cooperate with Jonathan’s administration in its efforts to tackle terror.

“Those unpatriotic Nigerians, who are playing politics with the current security challenges rocking the country, must turn a new leaf.

 - CAJ news

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