Contest for the vacant Bayelsa West Senatorial seat in the National Assembly ,stakeholders urge Ex Gov Dickson
Stakeholders from Agbere in Ward One of Sagbama Local Government Area of Bayelsa State on Friday called on the immediate past governor of the state, Henry Seriake Dickson, to contest for the vacant Bayelsa West Senatorial seat in the National Assembly.
In a communique issued at the end of a meeting held in the home of the immediate past Commissioner for Finance in the state, Mr. Maxwell Ebibai, the Agbere indigenes said the former governor’s track record of outstanding service to the Ijaw nation and Bayelsa in particular placed him in good stead to represent the zone in the Upper Chamber.
The meeting, which was presided over by Caucus Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the local government, High Chief Francis Dokpola, resolved to prevail on Hon. Dickson to contest in the election.
The stakeholders noted that: “As a founding member of the Izon National Congress (INC), former Attorney-General of Bayelsa State, former House of Reps member and immediate past governor of Bayelsa State for eight years, Dickson has been sufficiently equipped with the requisite knowledge of the intrigues and intricacies of ethnic, regional and national politics.
“We also acknowledge Dickson’s love for Agbere community, which at different times he demonstrated by appointing our sons and daughters to exalted positions of trust as well as the unprecedented development recorded in Agbere during his administration.”
They said with a worthy son and representative like Dickson in the Senate, Bayelsa West, the state and indeed the Ijaw nation would have a strong voice in the National Assembly.
The communique was signed by Chief Dokpola, Ebibai, Embeleakpo Alale, Mirin Johnson, Akpoebi Agberebi, Daniel Alabrah, Chief Reid Aladeh, Arc. Miebi Bribena, Dr. Young Torunarigha, Mrs. Josephine Izonbodor Torru and 21 others.