Determined to frustrate possible obstacles against his re-election in 2016 guber race, Bayelsa state governor, Henry Seriake Dickson has sacked the sports commissioner, Chief Ebikitin Diongoli who hails from Kolokuma/Opokuma local government area.
Similarly, several political appointees including special advisers, senior special assistants, members of boards were sent packing from the Restoration Government. The governor appears ready for a showdown.
According to a Government House statement signed by Mr Iworiso Markson, media aide to the governor, all those affected by the exercise were directed to accept their predicament in good faith since government is a continuous thing.
Shortly after the March 28Presidential and National Assembly elections and April 11 State House of Assembly election, Governor Dickson had expressed dissatisfaction over the alleged roles played by chieftains of the PDP.
He claimed during the period under review that facts available to his office showed that some influential members of the party in the state were involved in anti party activities by sponsoring candidates in the opposition parties.
Dickson apparently disturbed by the development moved swiftly by inaugurating a committee headed by the deputy governor, Rear Admiral John Jonah to investigate what actually transpired during the elections which has produced two opposition parties in the Assembly.
The governor wondered why most of the political appointees and party chieftains were not able to deliver their units and wards during the House of Assembly elections despite the financial support he allegedly provided.
There are reports that the governor is afraid that the PDP may lose the remaining two Assembly seats in Brass constituency 2 and Ogbia constituency 2 considering the stiff opposition. Besides, the governor is reported to be worried that some of the already declared seats for the PDP may be lost to the opposition parties as a result of the Election Petition Tribunal which begins sitting soon.

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