By Mbah Okemsinachi, Yenagoa

The Deputy Minority Leader of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly, Hon. Wilson Ayakpo Dauyegha, has called on prospective aspirants in the forthcoming Bayelsa West Senatorial bye-elections to unite against the incursion of the immediate past governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson from getting the West District seat.

He further noted that with Dickson’s invasion in the senatorial race, Bayelsans especially those of the West District comprising Sagbama and Ekeremor should be mindful of Dickson’s deceitful and crafty political promises to lure himself to the senate without recourse to the people’s yearnings.

The lawmaker representing Ekeremor Constituency 2 under the All Progressive Congress (APC) stated this while speaking to newsmen in Yenagoa, calling on all interested aspirants from the APC to maintain the existing peace and camaraderie in the party so as to allow a free, fair party primaries to ensure that the best candidate flies the party’s flag against the main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Hon. Dauyegha said, “Dickson is doling out Greek gifts to induce ignorant and unsuspecting members of his constituency to endorse him as sole candidate for the senate. It will not work.

“The myriads of problems and bad governance Dickson left behind after eight years as governor of Bayelsa state are too fresh to forget. So, we must open our eyes to elect other viable aspirants but not Dickson who thinks he can hijack the process and lord himself over us by sponsoring a shameful political summit to endorse his bid with a call for zonal arrangement that he himself shall not abide by if he wins as he would still want to stay put in senate for a second term and even forever. He is that ambitious and too selfish to be allowed to sail through unhindered.


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