Bayelsa Election: I Was Only PDP Gov That Rejected The N750m For Jonathan’s Re-election – Governor Dickson

Barley few days to the governorship election in Bayelsa State, the outgoing governor of Bayelsa State, Seriake Dickson has revealed that he was the only the Peoples Democratic Congress, PDP governor that did not collect the N750 million for Jonathan’s re-election in 2015.

Governor Dickson who made this known in radio broadcast on Sunday night monitored by Newsflash247 urged the people of Bayelsa to keep faith with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as they go to the polls on November 16 to elect his successor.

He advised the people to make informed choices between Senator Douye Diri of the PDP and Chief David Lyon of the APC haven heard the candidates sell their plans as they canvass for votes in a peaceful atmosphere.

“I advise Bayelsa people in their own interest to keep faith with PDP, the followers of PDP across the country who made sacrifices and supported one of our own to become President will feel disappointed if we abandon PDP.

“It is on record that some of them were attacked for supporting former President Goodluck Jonathan and some were even killed for standing by our own, so it is only reasonable that we remain with PDP,” Dickson said.

On the purported rift with Jonathan over the choice of the PDP governorship candidate, Dickson blamed ‘political jobbers’ for making misleading comments and misrepresenting his actions.

Dickson said that those who claimed to be working for Jonathan do not mean well for the former President.

He said that Jonathan remains his leader adding that he served as a political strategist to the ex-president adding that those sowing the seed of discord between them were unfair to him.

“I do not want to say much but those of them sowing the seed of discord were not there when I fought battles for the former President, I was the only PDP governor that did not collect the N750 million for Jonathan’s re-election in 2015.

“I told him then that the election was our own and those who wanted to impose a successor on me are unfair, I will reveal more in my memoirs when I leave office and people will have the details,” Dickson said.

Jonathan was absent at the grand finale of the PDP rally in Bayelsa ahead the November 16 poll fueling speculations that the former President was aggrieved with the outcome of the primaries.

The aspirant purportedly endorsed by Jonathan lost out in the September primaries.

On the Bayelsa International Airport project, Dickson accused Nigeria’s aviation sector regulators of conspiracy and connivance with APC in the delay to grant regulatory approval for Bayelsa International Airport.

The governor stated that the APC was sabotaging the development efforts of his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Bayelsa.

Dickson also blamed the approval delay on the activities of some overzealous officials of the Ministry of Aviation who he accused of playing with the development of the state.


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Uche Emmanuel

Uche Emmanuel is a seasoned editor and reporter. He graduated from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State. He studied Psychology. A blogger for the past 5 years.

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