Gov. Dickson, Bayelsa State.

…Urges Voters Not To Be Discouraged

The Executive Governor of Bayelsa State, Honourable Henry Seriake Dickson, has reacted to the Saturday 16th February 2019 postponed polls. The Governor condemned the postponement of the elections in a press briefing held at the governor’s conference hall on Monday.

Gov. Dickson commended Bayelsans who had travelled far and wide to cast their votes for their preferred candidates before the elections were rescheduled.

His words, ‘we share in your pains and anger over the postponement of the elections which INEC ought to have perfected, having been working for four years. This underscores the need for us as a nation to continue to strengthen our institutions.”

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Commending security agencies, Governor Dickson said he is delighted at the fact that the reasons provided by the INEC chairman did not border on security operations.

In as much as we all condemn the postponement of the elections, all stakeholders must now come together to decide the way forward.” he said.

Governor Dickson called on the President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, to announce an emergency meeting of the expanded executive members to discuss the details of the incident as well as proffer lasting solution; urging all Bayelsans not to be dismayed but to rather continue with their peaceful consultations and prepare to come out en masse to vote on Saturday.

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