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In Bayelsa 11 parties adopt Dickson as governorship candidate

The parties, under the umbrellas of the Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC) and the Conference of Nigerian Political Parties (CNPP), reached the decision on Thursday, September 24, 2015.

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Eleven political parties in Bayelsa State have adopted Governor Seriake Dickson of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as their governorship candidate for the upcoming elections in the state.

Bayelsa Governor, Seriake Dickson. play

Bayelsa Governor, Seriake Dickson.

 

The parties, under the umbrellas of the Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC) and the Conference of Nigerian Political Parties (CNPP), reached the decision on Thursday, September 24, 2015.

They are African Democratic Congress (ADC), KOWA Party, Progressive Peoples Alliance (PPA), Action Alliance (AA), Accord Party (P), Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN), APA, Hope Democratic Party (HDP), Youths Democratic Party (YDP), Independent Democrats (ID). Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN) and New Nigerian Peoples Party (NNPP)

“We urge all and sundry to support Governor Dickson for a second term in office because Bayelsa will remain in safe hands,” State chairman of the NNPP, Inko Namatebe said.

The Bayelsa governorship elections will hold on December 5.

Meanwhile the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been forced to cancel its primary elections in the state due to security challenges.

Former governor, Timipre Sylva was initially declared winner of the polls but Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole, who was in Bayelsa to monitor the exercise, accused Sylva of disrupting it with hired thugs.

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