…says it remains the foundation, stability of democracy
Bayelsa State Governor, Henry Seriake Dickson on Wednesday reiterated
his call on political leaders at all levels to support the judiciary,
saying it remains the foundation of the nation’s democracy and
The governor who spoke at a grand reception in Yenagoa, honouring him
over the Supreme Court ruling, which validated his election, said the
society would disintegrate, if the Judiciary is threatened in the
course of performing its statutory role.
While dedicating his victory to God and the people of the state, the
Governor saluted the courage and resilience demonstrated by all the
judicial officers that adjudicated on the election petition filed by
the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, (APC), Chief Timipre
Dickson expressed joy over the show of solidarity by a tumultuous
crowd that received him at Mbiama, a border town between Bayelsa and
Rivers States.
He thanked them for their support all through his travails leading up
to the Supreme Court judgement.
The governor who called on members of the opposition parties to join
his administration to build Bayelsa state warned youths of the state
not to allow themselves to be used as agents of destabilization to
create crises.
In his remarks, the State Deputy Governor, Rear Admiral Gboribiogha
John Jonah (Rtd), said with the validation of Governor Dickson’s
mandate, the efforts of the founding fathers would not be in vain, as
the present administration is poised to take the state to the next

Delivering goodwill messages, Secretary to State Government, Chief
Serena Dokubo Spiff, Senator Nimi Barigha Amange, Chief Thompson
Okorotie and Chief of Staff, Government House, Rt. Hon. Talford
Ongolo, described Governor Dickson’s victory as divine and urged all
to support his administration to enable him record more achievements.

Others, who spoke in similar vein, include, the Special Adviser to the
Governor on Political Matters, Hon. Fyneman Wilson, State Chairman of
the Peoples Democratic Party, Mr. Cleopas Moses, Leader of the State
House of Assembly, Hon. Peter Akpe, Chairman of Conference of Nigerian
Political Parties, CNPP, Mr. Golden Agagaowei and Women leader, Barr.
Eunice Akene.

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