Senator Nimi Barigha-Amange, yesterday gave a major boost to the re-election bid of Bayelsa State Governor, Honourable Seriake Dickson.
The Senator, who is a founding member of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, announced his support while receiving the governor at his country home in Nembe-Ogbolomabiri shortly before the presentation of operational gadgets donated by him to motorcyclists in the community.
He vowed to work for the re-election of Dickson in the December 5 gubernatorial polls, decrying rumours labelling him as one of those planning to defect from the PDP, even as he stressed that there has never been any time he contemplated leaving the party he laboured so much to build in the state.
Amange, who represented the people of Bayelsa East Senatorial District, comprising Brass, Nembe and Ogbia LGAs in the 6th senate, told the governor to concentrate more of his electioneering campaigns in other parts of the state, as almost all the political gladiators in his domain have agreed to work for his victory.
“Senator Amange is still in PDP and will continue to be in the PDP. I have a leader whom I worked with for 8 years in Abuja and I will be the last person to leave for another party. After failing election at the centre, how can I come home and donate my own state to an opposition party? It will not happen.”
In his remarks, Governor Seriake Dickson described Amange as a great pillar of support to the restoration government and genuine party leader, who has contributed greatly towards the growth and development of the PDP and the state.
He lauded the senator for his acts of philanthropy over the years and particularly for accepting to serve as the Vice Chairman of his Campaign Advisory Council, which has former governor of the state, Chief Diepreye Alamieyeseigha as its Chairman.
While soliciting the continued support of the former lawmaker, Governor Dickson reiterated his call on PDP faithful never to allow personal differences to negatively affect the fortunes of the party but rather remain loyal to its supremacy at all times.
Governor Dickson, who was accorded a warm reception by various groups, including the chiefs, women, youths and motorcyclists popularly known as Okada riders, was accompanied on the visit by his deputy, Rear Admiral Gboribiogha John Jonah, Chief Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, Acting State Chairman of PDP, Chief Serena Dokubo-Spiff, Chief Thompson Okorotie and other top ranking politicians.

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