Bayelsa State Governor, Henry Seriake Dickson yesterday assured Okpoma of his administration’s resolve to award the multi billion naira Nembe/Brass road during the first quarter of 2016, if re-elected for a second term in office.
Dickson who continued his community-based campaign tour, stormed the country home of the All Progressives Congress, APC candidate, Timipre Sylva, assuring that he will award contracts in addition to the on-going Ogbia/Nembe road and other developmental projects sited in the area.
The governor was received by the Okpoama Council of Chiefs commended the people of the area for their support and the large turnout, adding that this is a testimony to the fact that the people of Brass local government area are in support of the PDP led administration.
On the project, Dickson said it would be given due attention as it would enable the administration achieve its policy of linking up the state to the Atlantic Ocean to enhance socio-economic development, noting that clearing and sand filling would be done in earnest as soon as the project is awarded to a competent contractor.
Commenting on the State Maritime Academy sited in Okpoma by the present administration, Dickson expressed concern that the institution had yet to function as expected due to financial constraints.
He explained that his administration went into partnership with the Polish government, noting that the application for the project was not successful.
Governor Dickson visited Odioma, Ewoama and Twon Brass and lauded the people for the warm reception accorded his campaign team and their sense of maturity and enlightenment on political issue.
While urging the Brass people to vote for the PDP, Governor Dickson stressed the need for peaceful election, stating that he has no personal problems with the candidate of the main opposition party in the state.
Dignitaries who gave solidarity speeches at the rally were the Deputy Governor, Rear Admiral Gboribiogha John Jonah, acting PDP chairman, Chief Serena Dokubo Spiff, Senator Nimi Barigha Amange, Kind Amalate Turner and chairman of Brass Local Government Area, Mr. Andy Obed.

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