Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, has assured the people of Rivers State that he would work closely with other governors of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) towards ensuring victory in the re-scheduled state and National Assembly elections in their states.
A statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Daniel Iworiso- Markson, said Dickson gave the assurance on Sunday at a reception held in honour of Rivers State Governor, Nyesome Wike, at St. Peter’s Anglican Church, Rumueprikom, Port Harcourt, over his victory at the Supreme Court.
According to him, as the oldest PDP governor in the South-South, it was incumbent on him to play a pivotal role in efforts geared towards strengthening the party’s existing structures at both regional and national levels.
While congratulating Wike and his Deputy, Dr. Ipalibo Harry-Banigo, Dickson said whatever affects Rivers State has a ripple effect on Bayelsa State, because both states share a common history and even cultural affinity.
He urged the people not to allow any issue to divide them, but remain united and work for the peace, progress and stability of the region.
Governor Dickson, who extended a hand of fellowship to the Rivers people, advised them to rally round their governor to enable him focus on delivering the dividends of democracy, particularly as the country is grappling with dire economic conditions.
Also speaking, Akwa Ibom State Governor, Emmanuel Udom, stressed the need for the political class to be mindful of utterances capable of causing a breach of national security, but rather focus on issues that would unite the people.