Okowa, others in Bayelsa a Dickson takes oath as Gov


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Chief Judge of Bayelsa State, Hon. Justice Kate Abiri (left) administering the oath of office on Hon. Seriake Dickson, (2nd right) supported by his wife, Rachael (right) during his swearing-in for a 2nd term as Governor of Bayelsa State at the Samson Siasia Sports Complex in Yenagoa. Photo by Lucky Francis
Delta State Governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, accompanied by his wife, Edith, Sunday led top government functionaries to the swearing in of Seriake Dickson and Rear Admiral Gboribiogha Jonah as Governor and Deputy Governor of Bayelsa State respectively.
Senators, elected and other political appointees, especially, those from Ijaw nation accompanied Governor Okowa to the colourful ceremony which took place at the Samson Stadium, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.
Governor Okowa was among the early arrivals to the event which was attended by Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors and leadership from different parts of the country.
Chief Judge of the state, Justice Kate Abiri administered oath of office to Governor Dickson and his Deputy.
Speaking at the occasion, Hon. Dickson assured the people of Bayelsa State of consolidation on his achievements during his first administration while calling for respect for the sanctity of separation of powers.
Governor of Bayelsa State, Hon. Seriake Dickson (centre) supported by his wife, Rachael (right) acknowledging cheers from the crowd with the victory sign, shortly after being sworn in for a second term as Governor of Bayelsa State at the Samson Siasia Sports Complex in Yenagoa, while the State Chief Judge, Justice Kate Abiri (left) looks on. Photo by Lucky Francis.
“I thank everyone who stood his or her ground to ensure that the election was not manipulated. We should also have respect for the sanctity of separation of power as enshrined in our constitution,” he said, reiterating that elective positions should be attained through people’s vote rather than through …Read More

Source:: PM Newspaper