Prominent political leaders and stakeholders from Ekeremor Local Government Area have made voluntary contribution of over N15 million to purchase the nomination of interest form for the Senator representativeness Bayelsa West, Senator Henry Seriake Dickson.
Ekeremor is the second local government that makes up the Bayelsa West Senatorial District.
The people were unanimous in their position that Senator Dickson has done so much in the two years he has spent in the Senate as a voice of the people, Bayelsa and the Ijaw Nation.
The meeting which held under the Ekeremor Local Government Area PDP Stakeholders for Ofuruma Pepe 2023 project was organized under the leadership the Deputy Speaker Bayelsa State House of Assembly, Chief Michael Ogbere, the Chairman of Ekeremor Local Government Area, Mr Perekeme Bertola and others.
The meeting acknowledged Senator Henry Seriake Dickson for the various developmental projects established under him in the Local Government Area, Bayelsa while he served as governor.
In the communique issued at the end of the meeting, the people also commended the former Governor for the sustained individual support he has given to countless sons and daughters of the area, Bayelsa West and Bayelsa State and the Ijaw nation, thereby bringing most of the people to political limelight.
According to the group, there is no doubt about the capacity of Senator Dickson to attract more national investment to the state and the district which will further augment the productive efforts of Governor Douye Diri.
The communique reads in part, “That, we hereby unequivocally reiterate our earlier position that the informal zoning arrangement in the Bayelsa West Senatorial District, severally pushed and advocated by several political stakeholders of the District has never been embraced and respected.
“Our position is justified with particular reference to the 2015 and 2020 Senatorial Elections where sons of Ekeremor Local Government Area severally and fragrantly undermined that noble arrangement, driving their disrespect for the arrangement up to the Supreme Court.
“That, judging from the above premise, we hereby agree and resolved to elect any candidate of our choice irrespective of a particular local government area until such a time when we shall agree across party lines to formally zone the two National Assembly seats and respect same.
“That, we irreversibly and irrevocably resolve to embrace preference for competence and effective representation as against primordial sentiments.
“That, we resolved with passion to have His Excellency, Senator Henry Seriake Dickson represent us again at the hallowed Red Chambers of the National Assembly, come 2023, with a Ranking Status, buoyed with vast legislative experience, tremendous National Influence and capacity to attract positive dividends of democracy to our Senatorial District and of course strengthen all shades of support for our performing Miracle Governor, Senator Douye Diri.
“That, we condemn in totality any under current movement fuelled by any unseen force within and without Bayelsa West Senatorial District, aimed at planting seeds of discord among our peace-loving political class.”