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PDP governors appeal for credible Bayelsa poll

06 January 2016, 09:20Augustine Osayande

Abuja - The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Governors’ Forum has warned the rival All Progressives Congress and other government agencies against interfering in the supplementary election scheduled for Bayelsa State on Saturday.

The governors also expressed confidence in the ability of incumbent governor Henry Seriake Dickson sweeping the polls as a result of his numerous achievements in all sectors of the economy.

Dickson is in a vantage position having led with a lead of some 33 000 votes in six out of the seven local government areas whose results the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced.

“We have an important message to the President and all those whom God has placed in positions of authority in Nigeria today; that the irreducible minimum of democracy is credible election.

I think commitment to democracy and development must be commitment to credible election,” PDP governors Forum Chairman, Olusegun Mimiko, said.

Also read: Tension in Bayelsa as militants regroup ahead of rerun elections

He also appealed to all the major institutional stakeholders in this Saturday’s election to ensure a credible poll.

“If you have passion for the development of this country, one of the critical legacies you can leave for this country is credible election,"

Mimiko said.

"Without credible elections, we aren’t going nowhere and I keep saying that APC must take a cue from former President Goodluck Jonathan who handed over power as a sitting President when his party lost, yet heavens did not fall,” Mimiko said.

He said Dickson had performed well to deserve a second term.

Mimiko said this was in view of the life transforming projects the restoration government had put in place.

“I have no doubt in my mind that by Saturday, Bayelsa State will be rejoicing because Governor Henry Seriake Dickson would have been declared unequivocally as the governor of the state again and the restoration will continue.” 

- CAJ News


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