Bayelsa polls: God’s grace is upon me – Gov Dickson

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    With about five months to the Bayelsa State governorship elections, Governor Henry Seriake Dickson has expressed optimism that he would be re-elected, based on his record of concrete achievements and the grace of God upon him.
    Speaking with journalists in an interview in Yenagoa, Governor Dickson stressed that the restoration support base was far more robust now than it was in 2012.
    The Governor explained that in 2011 when he was running for the governorship election, he did not have the benefit of a support base comprising of assembly members, local government chairmen and councilors as compared to now when all the groups were on board.
    Dickson said, “The campaign team we have, when we unveil it, you will see that it is made up of who is who in politics of their communities, wards and their constituencies. It is an impregnable thing. I will be back based on my strong support base and God’s grace which is upon me.”
    “The restoration support base is actually far more robust now than it was in 2012 and we have the advantage that I am running on a record of concrete achievement not promises as any other person may be.
    “The core restoration team is still intact. As a matter of fact, we are even stronger now because at that time, we didn’t have national assembly members supporting me.
    “Now, all national assembly members are on board; all 21 State Assembly members are on board. I didn’t have local government chairmen when i was running last time, now they are all on board. I didn’t have councilors supporting, now they are all on board, commissioners and elders of the state are all on board.”
    Responding to a question of if he was not concerned about his support base depleting in the recent defections from the PDP, Governor Dickson …Read More

    Source:: New Mail