Delta State Governor, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa, has congratulated Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson, following his victory at the Bayelsa State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Abuja.
This was contained in a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Charles Ehiedu Aniagwu, wherein the Governor described the victory as “well deserved” for Dickson, a member of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP.
Governor Okowa while commending the judiciary for upholding the sanctity of the peoples mandate, thanked Bayelsans for their support to the PDP and the Restoration Government of Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson.
“On behalf of the government and people of Delta State, I congratulate you on your hard earned victory at the Bayelsa State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal.
“Your victory at the tribunal is well deserved because you campaigned vigorously, selling the party’s programmes and won in seven out of eight local government areas in the state.
“The tribunal’s affirmation of your election is a fulfillment of the clearly expressed wish of the people of Bayelsa State, I therefore urge you to be humble and magnanimous in victory, remain focused and ever committed to your Restoration Agenda and work for the advancement of the interests of all Bayelsa people irrespective of their political affiliations or loyalties,”
Okowa urged the opposition to accept the tribunal ruling in good fate and cooperate with the Governor to move the state forward.
“To fear the world US has led for the better part of a century, abandon the ideals we have advanced around the globe and refuse the obligations of international leadership… for the sake of some half-baked, spurious nationalism cooked up by people who would rather find scapegoats than solving problems is unpatriotic. “
-US Senator John McCain(At National Constitution Centre in Philadelphia)
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