Bayelsa State Governor,Douye Diri, has described the candidates of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in this Saturday’s Senatorial bye-elections in the Bayelsa West and Bayelsa Central Senatorial districts as worthy and tested hands to occupy the two vacant seats in the National Assembly.
Former Governor, Chief Seriake Dickson is the candidate of the PDP for Bayelsa West while the immediate past State Chairman of the PDP, Mr. Moses Cleopas, is the candidate for Bayelsa Central.
At the separate rallies in Sagbama and Yenagoa, Governor Diri, did not mince words on the qualities of the two candidates whom he said have the capacities to give effective representation at the senate.
“I said it after our primaries that PDP has produced two quality candidates in Henry Seriake Dickson and Moses Cleopas. But you know that the court has proved us right with candidates of the other party. In Bayelsa West, we have a good product going to the Senate as a ranking member of the National Assembly. He is a voice in the State, Niger Delta and Nigeria. He will give quality representation “, Diri stated.
The Governor continued, “Moses Cleopas, is well known to us. He has served the party, PDP, and the State very well. Why are we not going to bless him? We know he will represent us well in the Senate. As far as we are concerned, no candidate on the other side. Even if they have, we will defeat them on the ground. PDP is firmly rooted in Bayelsa State”.
He said that none of the two PDP candidates had been dismissed from public service and their certificates had no issues like candidates of the other party.
The Governor urged the people of Bayelsa West and Central to vote massively for the PDP come December 5th, 2020 and called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), to ensure free, fair and credible polls.
The PDP candidate for Bayelsa West, Chief Seriake Dickson, who joined in the Yenagoa rally, stunned the mamoth crowd when he brought out the copy of INEC form filled by the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in Bayelsa Central, Chief Abel Ebifemowei, where he admitted that he was actually dismissed from the public service.
“This Saturday, the APC has no qualified candidates in the election. In Bayelsa West, am I the one that asked them to present a candidate with two credits. The court has done their job. We follow the law. In the Central, thesame case because they will never do the right things in selection of their candidates. Is it our fault?, Dickson asked.
The PDP candidate for Bayelsa Central Senatorial district, Mr. Moses Cleopas, said he was humbled by the show of support and solidarity and assured of effective representation in the Senate.
” I have served the PDP. I remain a loyal party man and if there is anyone I have offended in the course of my assignments, please forgive me. Indeed, I was only offering service and I never lobbied for a reward like this. I used to stand here and raise the hands of others and here I am today. This Saturday, 5th December, 2020, come out in your number to cast your votes for the PDP. Even if they have a candidate, we must defeat them on the ground so that they know we defeated them”, Cleopas stated.
The PDP National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, who presented party’s flags to the two candidates, urged the people to vote massively for the PDP in the forthcoming Senatorial bye election rescheduled for December 5, 2020.
He said that Chief Dickson performed exceedingly well as the first two-term Governor of Bayelsa State and as an effective representative of the people who left behind his great footprint in the National Assembly.
Secondus, who said that the APC had brought untold hardship on the nation, asked Bayelsans to reject the party in this election.
“All of you know Moses Cleopas, very well. He was our party chairman here in the State. He has shown capacity and we know he will do well in the National Assembly”, Secondus stated.
Others who spoke are the Deputy Governor, Senator Lawrence, the State Chairman of the PDP, Chief Solomon Agwanana, Hon. Fred Agbedi and others.