Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, said the re-election of his counterpart in Bayelsa State, Seriake Dickson, is a victory for democracy in the face of unrelenting external forces.
In a congratulatory message to the Bayelsa State governor, following his re-election at the conclusion of the supplementary poll, Wike said the will of the people had prevailed, as they had resolved to remain with the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
A statement issued by his Special Assistant on Electronic Media, Simeon Nwakaudu, pointed out that the people of Bayelsa State exhibited the true Niger-Delta spirit which abhors oppression and injustice.
The governor noted that with the re-election of Dickson, a clear message had been sent to the dark forces of rigging and electoral manipulation that they would never find accommodation in this geo-political zone.
Wike specifically commended the people of Bayelsa State for being vigilant all through the election process, saying their hard work and dedication to the enthronement of democracy had been rewarded by the re-election of a true Niger-Delta patriot.
“The people of the Niger-Delta remain dedicated members of the Peoples Democratic Party because that is the only political platform that gives Niger-Delta issues the priority they deserve, while the others are only interested in the pecuniary benefits which flows from the area.”
While rejoicing with Governor Dickson, Wike expressed confidence in the ability of the Bayelsa State governor to consolidate on the democracy dividends which he availed the people during his first term.

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