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My Achievements Will Earn Me Electoral Victory – Dickson

Posted: Nov 27, 2015 at 5:50 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Igoniko Oduma,Yenagoa
Bayelsa State governor Seriake Dickson has expressed confidence that the achievements recorded by his administration in the last three and half years will convince the people to re-elect him at the December 5 governorship election.

Dickson, who stated this in a chat with newsmen in Yenagoa on Thursday, said his achievements in office were all encompassing as his administration had changed the face of politics and given the people a new sense of government as enabler of development.

“We have changed the face of politics in Bayelsa State”, he declared.

He said his administration had always emphasized that the people were the centre of all development.

Dickson noted that to give democracy the relevance it deserves, his administration had elevated the issue of accountability in governance as a core value of democracy.

“For example, every month we announce what comes in, in terms of revenue and how we spend them.

“It is empowerment of the people. We are empowering them mentally and democratically to take charge of their future.

“I believe that this will be a standard moving forward as far as governorship and other elections in this state are concerned”, he said.

The governor listed development in education, roads and bridges, health, provision of vital public buildings, agriculture, empowerment and the cargo airport at Amassoma as some of his remarkable achievements.

Dickson said his administration had performed better than the administration of  former governor, Timipre Sylva, who is also the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate.

“If we have built the number of schools we have built within this period in spite of the short fall in allocation; If we have done the sort of things my government has done within this period; if I do not feel confident that I have done enough then I do not know the governor that should run for a second term because frankly if a governor were to do the sort of things I have done he will win.

“That is my view. I have interacted with our people and communities and they all say I deserve more than a second term. And so I am very confident”, he added.