Abuja - Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, has assured residents of free and fair governorship elections at the end of the year.
Ahead of the poll scheduled for December 5, he said the state government would collaborate with stakeholders to create an enabling environment for the successful conduct of the polls.
The governor gave the assurance during an interactive session with the chiefs, stakeholders and political leaders from Bassambiri and Oluasiri in Nembe Local Government Area, at Government House, Yenagoa.
He restated government’s commitment to the sustenance of law and order across the state.
The governor thus urged the residents to disregard rumours sponsored by alleged propagandists that, the federal government is planning to deploy its security forces in the state to ensure victory for the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the forthcoming polls.
He stressed that his administration would intensify efforts to sustain the prevailing stability, peace and security in the state, as the elections approach.
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“Nigeria is running a democratic system, where the rule of law looms large," Dickson said.
"Therefore, President Muhammadu Buhari, who is the leader of the country, will not condescend to do a hatchet job for politicians that have no electoral value in their states,” Dickson said.
The governor meanwhile commended the Nembe people for embracing the restoration agenda of the present administration by cooperating with government and security agencies to maintain law and order in the area.
He said the state government could not have recorded its achievements without the support of leaders of the various communities, especially in the Nembe-speaking areas.
These had suffered wanton destruction of lives and property for about a decade, before the emergence of the present administration.
"We want to urge you all to continue to be vigilant, and I assure you that government and security agencies are alive to their responsibility of protecting lives and property, and will deal with that decisively” Dickson said.
- CAJ News