Former governorship aspirant, Arc Reuben Okoya, and 10,000 others from various communities in the Bayelsa Central Senatorial District gave Governor Seriake Dickson’s second term bid a boost following their endorsement of the governor for the December 5 election.
Okoya, who contested the gubernatorial primaries on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, said in spite of the lean resources and dwindling allocations from the Federation Account, the governor has been able to impact on the lives of the people in the state, especially in the area of provision of infrastructure and security.
Speaking during one of the rallies, he said it was this that made him and many of his supporters from various communities to openly endorse Dickson’s second term bid.
He said that it is now too late for the other aspirants, who are contesting against Dickson to step down for him, but urged them to be willing to accept the outcome of December 5, 2015 election in good faith.
Therefore, he called on the other aspirants to rally round the governor and be committed to his re-election for the progress of the state.
Dickson was applauded by the people for the location of the cargo airport to its present site, which they reckoned would open up the area for business activities as well as generate employment for the teeming youths.
They were also unanimous in their resolve not to be swayed by the propaganda of the opposition All Progressives Congress, APC, candidate, Chief Timipre Sylva and his supporters in the state.
Communities visited in the district included Ikolo, Bumoundi-Ekpetiama, Akaibiri, Yenebebeli, Yenaka, Edepie, Akenpai, Akenfa, Yenegwe, Agudama Epie and Igbogene.
Responding, Governor Dickson thanked the people for their solidarity and support for the Peoples Democratic Party, assuring them of his commitment to further reposition the economy of the state, if voted into power.
The governor disclosed that the ongoing cargo airport at Amassoma was 70 per cent completed, adding that, by the time it is ready, it would boost the business and commercial activities, not only in the area, but in the entire state.
He called for their support saying his re-election would ensure the completion of all on-going projects and begin new ones.
The governor charged the people to come out en- masse on election day to vote for the PDP as a good way to reciprocate his administration’s gesture to their communities.
He also reminded them that the only weapon they have was their Permanent Voter Cards, PVCs, as he encouraged them not to be intimidated ahead of the polls.

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