Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, has congratulated the Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, on his electoral victory.
This was contained in a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Charles Ehiedu Aniagwu.
Okowa while commending the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, security agencies and Bayelsa people for a successful election, condemned the reported cases of violence and killings which characterised the gubernatorial election.
The governor expressed sadness over the violence and unwarranted loss of lives that characterised the election and called on relevant security agencies to bring the perpetrators to book.
“On behalf of the government and people of Delta State, I congratulate you on your hard earned victory at the Bayelsa State Governorship Election. Your victory is well deserved because you campaigned vigorously, selling the party’s policies and programme to Bayelsans. Your victory in seven out of eight local governments showed that Bayelsa State is home to the PDP.
“Your re-election for a record second term is a fulfilment of the clearly expressed wish of the people, I therefore urge you to be humble and magnanimous in victory, remain focused and ever committed to your Restoration Agenda and work for the advancement of the interests of all Bayelsa people irrespective of their political affiliations or loyalties.”
Governor Okowa called on Dickson to see his re-election as “a sacred mandate from God Almighty and his people which he must discharge with immense dedication, wisdom and vigour to achieve a much more rapid pace of socio-economic development in Bayelsa State for the benefit of its people who resoundingly reaffirmed their trust in his leadership by voting overwhelmingly for him in the just concluded polls.”
Okowa urged the opposition to accept defeat in good fate and cooperate with the governor to move the state forward. He wished “Dickson continued good health and a very successful second tenure as governor of Bayelsa State.”

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