Dickson Governor to focus on infrastructure development in Bayelsa

The Bayelsa state governor said that his victory at the Supreme Court was for the people.

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Gov. Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa has expressed his readiness to consolidate the developmental plans of the state.

He said this at an evening event on Wednesday in Yenagoa, organised by Bayelsa Government to thank the people for winning the Dec. 5, 2015 Governorship election.

The governor said that his victory at the Supreme Court was for the people.

Dickson commended the exemplary leadership displayed by the nation’s judiciary, adding that the victories at the Tribunal, Appeal Court and the Supreme Court was a welcome development.

“I thank the nation’s judiciary for what they displayed throughout the verdict.

“The judiciary did not allow themselves to be intimated by any person or political parties. I commend them for the nation’s political stability.

“Our (PDP) mandate has been protected by the apex court and we have won victoriously. Our mandate will stand till 2020.

“This is time to rededicate ourselves for consolidation and continue the good work which we have been doing.

“We want to consolidate the task of development for the betterment of the people.

“I, therefore, urge the people from other parties to join me and my team to ensure that Bayelsa State is developed. I am ready for open door policies in order to move the state forward,’’ the governor said.

Also speaking, the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP’s) Chairman in Bayelsa,  Mr Cleopass Moses, said Dickson’s victory was a good thing which had  happened to the people.

Moses described Dickson as “a Triumphant Governor” and expressed the hope that his victory on Dec. 5, would bring more developments to Bayelsa.

The Bayelsa PDP Women Leader, Mrs Eunice Akeni, congratulated Dickson for his victory at the Supreme Court and assured the governor of her support.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Supreme Court had on Nov. 8, declared Dickson as a validly-elected Bayelsa Governor.

The seven-member panel of judges gave the ruling following an appeal by Mr Timipre Sylva, an All Progressives Congress (APC’s) candidate in the election.

Dickson’s election as governor had earlier been ratified by the Election Tribunal and the Court of Appeal.

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