The governorship re-election bid of Gov. Seriake Dickson on Saturday got a huge boost as a coalition of political pressure groups under the aegis of Niger Delta Patriotic Coalition (NDPC), has called on Bayelsans to endorse his candidacy without minding political affiliation.
Speaking to newsmen in Abuja, the leader of the group, Pastor Godknows Okauru described Dickson as “the most performing Governor since the advent of democracy in the entire Niger Delta region, and as a result his performance is already speaking for him.”
The coalition called on the people of Bayelsa to shun party affiliation and vote for a candidate who has a clear understanding of what governance entails, adding that having been a grassroots politician and traversed both the legislature and the executive in his political sojourn, Dickson is the best for the job.
According to NDPC their resolve to support the present governor is borne out of the fact that he is more at home with the yearning and aspirations of the people.
They also advised that not minding ethnic or political affiliation the people should vote for a community leader whose life has been anchored on aggregation of views for public good.
Speaking further Pastor Godknows said it was right to allow Dickson continue with the good work he has been able to achieve in the state, as any attempt to replace him may truncate the projects which have made Bayelsa the talk of the Niger Delta And also set the state back so many years.
While enumerating the governor’s strong points, he said Dickson is “Accountable and transparent in the management of resources that have been allocated to him in recent times, with prudent management and application without waste. He has shown zero tolerance for corruption since assumption of office.