Published On: Fri, Dec 14th, 2012

Gov. Dickson Set to Implement 35% Affirmative Action for Women


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Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson (left) assisted by the
Chairman of PDP Ward 2 Angalabiri, Mr. Egberibulokemi Dibuya (right)
introducing the winner of PDP Local Government Councillorship Ward 2
primary election, Ms. Alibina Apina (centre) at Angalabiri in Sagbama
Local Government Area of the State.
Photo by Lucky Francis, Government House, Yenagoa.

Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson on Friday in Sagbama, Sagbama local government area of the state insisted on the 35 percent affirmative action for women, assuring the people of the readiness of the state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) to comply with the policy.

Addressing members of the party during the conduct of the PDP Councillorship Primaries which saw the emergence of three women, the governor said their victory was a demonstration of the PDP’s preparedness to adhere to the policy and give the women a greater sense of belonging.

The effective implementation of the policy, according to the governor will not only empower women but also afford them ample opportunity to contribute more meaningfully to national development.

Describing the PDP as a responsible and responsive political party, the Governor called on Nigerian women to always support the programs and policies of the present administration.

While congratulating the flag bearer of the party, on her successful election, the State Chief Executive commended the people for their peaceful conduct and urged them to vote massively for the party in the Local Government elections billed for next year.

The Returning Officer, Mr Christopher Ewhrujakpo announced the results while the Special Adviser to the PDP National Chairman on Monitoring, Hon. Bernard Mikko advised aspirants who may be aggrieved about the outcome of the elction to follow due process by forwarding their petitions to the party within 24 hours.

Chairman of PDP Sagbama Local Government Area, Hon. Bekeowei Oyinkuro
(2nd left) assisted by the PDP Chairman Ward 2, Mr. Egberibulokemi
Dibuya (right) formerly introducing the winner of PDP Local Government
Councillorship Ward 2 primary election, Ms. Alibina Apina (2nd right)
to the Governor of Bayelsa State, Hon. Seriake Dickson (left) at
Angalabiri Community.
Photo by Lucky Francis, Government House, Yenagoa.

Hon. Dickson who later visited the Amakosiowei, (oldest man) of Angalabiri Community, Chief Smart Ogbelegbe, expressed his administration’s readiness to bring development closer to the rural areas.

He also expressed gratitude to the people for the massive support they gave to him in last February’s Governorship polls in the State, adding that the Angalabiri community has remained one his most reliable support bases in Sagbama Local Government Area.

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