Bayelsa Polls: PDP jubilates, says it’s a painful victory


Okafor Ofiebor/Port Harcourt

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has congratulated the people of Bayelsa State for their support for its candidate, Governor Henry Seriake Dickson, over his victory at the just-concluded governorship election in the state.
The PDP however said the victory is painful because of the number of people killed.
“It’s painful that this victory has come with so much pain because we lost dear ones. Those who died are our brothers. So many are yet in the hospitals nursing life threatening injuries because our opponents wanted to win at all costs. We wish to express our deepest condolences once again and to assure them that their death will not be in vain,” it stated.
The party’s position was contained in a statement by its Director of Publicity, Restoration Campaign Organisation, Jonathan Obuebite, shortly after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared the incumbent governor winner.
The PDP thanked the people for renewing Dickson’s mandate for another four years, attributing it to the “resilience and uncommon courage” of the people.
Obuebite stated that the victory was important because it came the way of the PDP even in the face of intimidation, tyranny, threats and violent attacks, but however, observed that “despite the challenges, democracy won.”
He added: “We want to use this opportunity to sincerely thank all Bayelsans for their doggedness and patriotism because even in the face of such terrible intimidation and violence decided, out of their own volition, to re-elect and return the Countryman Governor to office for the next four years. We are grateful for your remarkable decision as expected in a democracy.
“The people have spoken and we are indeed grateful. It’s your victory, you the good people of Bayelsa State. Without doubt, a new dawn is here. Bayelsans, through their uncommon courage have defeated tyranny and oppression by voting for the …Read More

Source:: PM Newspaper