The citizenry of Bayelsa on Tuesday thronged the Samson Siasia Stadium to witness the formal declaration of Governor Seriake Dickson to run for second term in the forthcoming governorship election under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
Former President of Nigeria, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, was at the event, accompanied by his wife Dame Patience Jonathan, who was overly received when her name was mentioned.
Dr. Jonathan, said though his decision to endorse the second bid of Governor Seriake Dickson has attracted some reactions through bulk SMS in circulation, his action was based on the four points conviction that the incumbent has performed in the areas of prompt workers’ salary payment, proper management of state resources without recourse to borrowing, improved infrastructural development and road constructions.
He said, “I have stayed in government for 16years. I stayed with Chief DSP Alamieyeseigha for six years and stayed in the Presidency for another six years. And in all those years, I think I know much about what some state governors have done.
“I may not know all the state governors do. And I also may not known all they don’t do. And I know what pained the people too. When he told me that he wants to declare for second term, I said he should do it.’’