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Bayelsa Gov Poll: Shekarau Joins Dickson’s Campaign,Predicts Victory

Posted: Nov 17, 2015 at 9:21 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Igoniko Oduma,Yenagoa

Immediate past Minister of Education, Ibrahim Shekaru, on Monday, joined the campaign train of Bayelsa State governor, Seriake Dickson, to Kolokuma/Opokuma Local Government Area, for the governorship election in the state.

Shekarau predicted electoral victory for Dickson, saying he was convinced the governor would be re-elected for another term of four years.

He accompanied Dickson on a boat cruise through the River Nun to some communities in the local government including Igbedi, Okoloba, Sabagreia, Odi, Sanpou, Opokuma, and Kaiama which is the headquarters of the council.

The former governor of Kano State noted that the large crowed of supporters that came out to receive Dickson and his entourage was a strong indication that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) would win the poll.

Large crowd of party supporters thronged the various venues where rallies were held with community leaders on hand to Dickson and his entourage.

He said he was elated to see such crowd comprising of youths, men and women who left other activities to meet Dickson, stressing that their support was a measure of the  governor’s popularity and acceptance.

Shekarau asserted that the PDP remained the party of the people.

“It is evident that the contriman governor is well-loved by his people and going by what I have seen here today, he will win the December 5 election. I believe it will just be a formality”, he  said.

He told the people to remain loyal and steadfast, saying no amount of intimidation would  change the will of the people, adding that their actions at the respective rallies were a celebration of leadership and performance.

“I must thank you all for believing in your governor and standing firm behind him in his re-election bid. I want to admonish you to remain steadfast.

“The PDP will no doubt carry the day come December 5th. I am really impressed. This is not just a campaign, it is a carnival. It is a celebration of victory and I am so happy to experience this open show of love first hand. Of course, your governor has led well and with performance”, Shekarau said.

In his remarks at Kaiama, home town of icon of Ijaw struggle, Isaac Adaka Boro, where a grand reception was held in his honour, Dickson expressed appreciation to the people for their show of love and endorsement for his candidacy.

He noted that Kolokuma-Opokuma was home to him and therefore he needed not to campaign as the people would vote massively for him at the election.