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APC Has No Good Plans For Ijaw Nation-Dickson

Posted: Nov 9, 2015 at 1:30 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Igoniko Oduma,

Bayelsa Governor, Seriake Dickson, has advised Ijaw youths to beware of the All Progressives Congress (APC), saying the party does not have any good plans for the Ijaw nation.
He said this at the weekend in Yenagoa while  receiving over 1,000 youths of the APC from Southern Ijaw Local Government Area who defected to the Peoples Democratic Party, ahead of the December 5 governorship election in the state.
Dickson told the youths that the future of the state and the Ijaw nation was in their hands.
He challenged them to come out, stand firm and defend their votes at the election.
He pointed out that anyone who loved the Ijaw nation would not have anything to do with the APC and congratulated them for dumping the party for the PDP.
Demonstrating his gladness over the youths’ decision to move over to the PDP, Dickson renamed them as Patriotic Bayelsa Youth Forum, commending their leader Okilo Matthew for being a true Ijaw man.
He urged them to get the group ready for the task ahead, adding that he would encourage them towards increasing their membership and become relevant in the scheme of things.
Dickson assured the youths that there would be adequate security during the election and enjoined them not to be intimidated by any threats from the APC.
“This election is about Permanent Voters’ Card (PVC). Sensitize your members, friends and colleagues about the adequate security measures at all the polling units before, during and after elections.
“The era of ballot stuffing and snatching is a thing of the past. Don’t be intimidated by the APC threats”, he said.
Dickson, who directed that Matthew and spokesperson of the youths, Momotimi Macaulay, be given automatic employment, said his administration was poised to continue making a difference in the lives of the people who were ready to work for a better Bayelsa.
“The era of monkey dey work, baboon dey chop is gone for good. That is why we will be meeting with you after our victory to say a proper thank you”, he added.
The governor also directed that  two ladies in the group, Caroline Samson and Queen Solomon, who are into bead making, be given financial support from the state-owned Izon-Ebe Micro-finance Bank to enhance their business.
Earlier in their separate remarks, Matthew, who is also a Chairman of Community Development Committee in the area, and Macaulay said their decision to dump the APC and its governorship candidate, Timipre Sylva, was based on several reasons.