Governor Seriake Dickson has reassured Bayelsans of his resolve to aggressively pursue the overall development of the state in spite of the rumours and propaganda being peddled by detractors of the present administration.
The Governor stated this during his monthly interactive session with Ward, Local Government and state Executive members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the state secretariat of the party in Yenagoa.
According to Hon. Dickson, those peddling the rumours are envious of the progress his administration has recorded in one year despite the daunting challenges that confronted it during the period.
He maintained that the antics of mischief-makers would not deter him from executing his restoration agenda in a way that will impact positively on the people of the State.
“My faith and confidence in you, the good people of Bayelsa has never shaken and will not shake. You deserve the best we can offer and let me assure you that the best is yet to come”
While acknowledging the contributions of wards and local government executives as critical structures of the party, Governor Dickson urged PDP members to remain steadfast in their support and show more interest in the affairs of government.
“When you have challenges, present them to the constituted authority at your level. If you are at the ward level, talk to your local government chairman. If you are at the working committee, raise all the concerns to the state chairman and working committee. Any day I come here I want to listen to all the complaints from the grassroots; how are the people faring? What are their priorities? What do they think of what we are doing in government? Because it is your government, if the government fails it is we all that have failed, it is the PDP that would have failed.”
He specifically enjoined ward leaders of the party to continually enlighten the grassroots people on the policies and programmes of government.
The Governor stressed the need for them to be on their guard at all times while calling on them to work in peace and harmony so as to ensure peace in the state.
He equally informed them that his itinerary ‘thank you’ tour would soon commence and would use it as an avenue for the party to present its candidates for the forthcoming local government polls in the state.
Hon. Dickson commended the state chairman for his commitment to duty as well as those of the state working committee while also thanking the entire PDP family in the state for their continuous prayers and support to government.
Earlier in his welcome address, the State PDP Chairman, Col. Sam Inokoba (rtd) poured encomiums on Governor Seriake Dickson over his giant strides in all the sectors of the state’s economy.
Recalling the sad occurrences in the state last year with the flood and the loss of great sons of the state, the State PDP Chairman predicted a blissful year for the party and the state in general.
Col. Inokoba said the recent rumours were intended to distract government from its good works and called on Bayelsans to desist from peddling unfounded rumours.
He also stressed the need for party members not sell their conscience and remain focused at all times.