The All Progressives Congress, APC, in Bayelsa State has urged state governor, Seriake Dickson, to desist from heating things up in the state with wild allegations and inciting comments.
APC revealed this in a statement by the state Publicity Secretary, Doifie Buokoribo, saying that Seriake has been dishing out threats and increasing tension after the defeat of his candidate at the recently-concluded governorship election.
The party added that the governor has not shown commitment to the democracy we preach in Nigeria.
Their statement read, “In the last few weeks, since the overwhelming victory of our candidate, Chief David Lyon, at the November 16 governorship election, Governor Seriake Dickson has inundated the state and, indeed, the country with wild allegations and inciting comments.
“He has screamed blue murder at all relevant institutions of state, from the electoral body to the security agencies, and the winning All Progressives Congress. And he has absolved only himself and his section of the Peoples Democratic Party of blame.
“From his furious mind, Dickson has issued threats to the electorate in Bayelsa State and APC members, particularly, and he has boasted about his capacity to unleash violence and turn the state upside down.
“Dickson has displayed everything, but commitment to democratic ideals and legal processes of electoral conflict resolution.”
We hope this gets resolved soon.
Seriake Henry Dickson (born 28 January 1966) is a Nigerian politician. He assumed his role as the Governor of Bayelsa State in southern Nigeria on 14 February 2012. He was a member of the House of Representatives from 2007 until 2012.
Seriake Henry Dickson was born 28 January 1966 in Toru-Orua Town of Sagbama Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, Nigeria. Dickson would enroll in the Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt, to study Law in 1988; he would earn his LL.B in 1992. In 1993, he went on to earn his Bachelors in Law from the Nigerian Law School, and was also called to the Nigerian Bar shortly thereafter.
Seriake Henry Dickson was elected to the National Assembly’s House of Representatives in 2007. In April 2011, he was elected for a second term; this election was the first time that someone in his constituency has done this.
Dickson assumed his role as Governor of Bayelsa State on 14 February 2012. The Independent National Electoral Commission reported that Seriake Henry Dickson won over 90% of the votes. They went on to say that this helped in “further strengthening the PDP’s stranglehold on power there since Jonathan became president.”
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