How PDP will win Bayelsa election ― Dickson
Bayelsa state governor, Honourable Seriake Dickson, has said that Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was ready to engage and interact with the people of the state to ensure victory for the party and its candidate.
Apart from this, the governor also said he would personally lead the mop-up rallies for gubernatorial campaigns of the PDP.
The governor in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Fidelis Soriwei, on Sunday, also said the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state lacked the message, the structures and the presence to win election in the state.
According to him, it was a deliberate decision of the leadership of the PDP to create the campaign opportunities for the candidate and his running mate to have close and effective interactions with the electorates and to feel their pulse.
Dickson, however, commended the Bayelsa people for displaying overwhelming support for the PDP and its candidate.
The governor said that the Restoration Government under his leadership was encouraged by the goodwill and the people’s show of appreciation for the developmental exploits of the administration by massively attending all the rallies of the PDP.
The governor thanked all the former aspirants and leaders of the party who are working assiduously towards the victory of the party and the candidate.
He said that the massive attendance at the various campaign rallies shows that the few defections cannot affect the political fortunes of the PDP as the APC lacks the message, the structures and the presence to win election in Bayelsa.
He stressed that virtually all the elected officials of the National Assembly, State House òf Assembly, the local government areas, and others in the state, are all staunch members of the PDP who are irrevocably committed to the victory of the party in the election.
The governor however alleged that the opposition party planned to rely on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the security agencies to rig the forthcoming governorship election.
He said that the APC was sponsoring reports of purported defections and disagreements in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to hoodwink Nigerians and the international community to cover up the leaked plot to abuse security and the INEC to perpetrate electoral fraud during the election.
He added that the APC has more problems with defections and crisis as shown by the fact that no serious leader of the APC is supporting and indeed attending the gubernatorial campaign rallies of the APC and its candidate.
Dickson noted that the APC was further factionalised by the multiple post-primary litigations by aggrieved leaders of the party with grave implications on the acceptability òf the candidate even within the party.
Dickson stated further that the APC was not campaigning in Bayelsa because of its awareness of the fact that the people are not with it.
He urged party members to be focused and avoid joining issues with the few defectors as the party under his leadership was holding reconciliatory meetings with them.