BAYELSA GUBERNATORIAL ELECTION: HOW TIMI ALAIBE FLOORED DICKSON AND HUMBLED HIM

Seriake Dickson Eddy Odivwri The Bayelsa gubernatorial election which took place two weeks ago, has come and gone. But the spin-offs will continue to dominate political conversations for some time to come, even after the sitting governor, Hon Seriake Dickson has choicelessly handed over to the APC governor-elect, Mr David Lyon, next February. That the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lost the state, twenty years after it had held on to the oil-rich state is no longer news. What is news is that under Gov Dickson, the state was lost to…

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SEE WHAT DICKSON DID IN BAYELSA, THREE MONTHS TO LEAVING OFFICE THAT HAS GOTTEN APC FURIOUS

Mike Odiegwu, Yenagoa The All Progressives Congress (APC), Bayelsa State, has queried the decision of the state Governor, Seriake Dickson, to appoint 35 permanent secretaries three months to the end of his administration. Dickson at the weekend inaugurated 35 permanent secretaries and a Commissioner, Mr. Felix Sam-Ateki and charged them to work with the incoming administration to ensure full implementation of the civil service reforms. The governor said his administration would soon receive the formal report of the reforms which he noted would be one of the key documents to…

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PDP BAYELSA GUBER TICKET: HOW DICKSON BLACKMAILED PARTY NWC

Party says poll will not affect future elections Facts have emerged on how Senator Douye Diri won the ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the November 16 Bayelsa State governorship election. Diri, a senator representing Bayelsa Central in the National Assembly, lost the governorship election to the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, David Lyon, which observers say, is a great setback for the PDP in its quest to reclaim Edo State next year. With the outcome of last Saturday’s election, PDP has lost two of the six South-South…

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BAYELSA ELECTION: DICKSON SETS UP 41-MAN TRANSITION COMMITTEE

Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa on Tuesday inaugurated a 41-member Transition Committee in readiness for the inauguration of the incoming administration in the state. David Lyon of the All Progressives Congress (APC) won the November 16 governorship election and is slated to assume office on February 14, 2020. The committee which has the Secretary to the State Government, Kemela Okara, as Chairman, also has Talford Ongolo as Deputy Chairman and Luka Obiri as Secretary. The committee which includes all serving commissioners, five permanent secretaries and political appointees was inaugurated on…

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GOVERNORSHIP ELECTION: HOW DICKSON WORKED FOR APC IN BAYELSA BY SYLVA

Bayelsa State Governor Seriake Dickson: he made APC victory possible The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Mr Timipreye Sylva has `thanked’ Gov. Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa for making it much easier for the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), David Lyon, to win the Nov. 16 election. He disclosed this after presenting the Bayelsa Governor-elect, David Lyon, to President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Monday. Sylva attributed the electoral victory of the APC candidate to what he described as “poor performance by the Bayelsa…

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BAYELSA GUBER LATEST: DICKSON LOSES 5 MORE AIDES

DANIELS IGONI Five more aides to Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State have resigned their positions in his administration few weeks to the forthcoming governorship election. They include B. N Erewari-Igbeta, Special Adviser on Environment; Benjamin Ogbara, Director, Ethics and Compliance, Due Process Bureau; Lawrence Ebede, Special Adviser; Natus Zebakame, Special Adviser on ICT Development and Iniruo Ipogi, Special Assistant on Students’ Affairs. Also, the Chairman, Bayelsa State Sanitation Authority, Robert Enogha, has withdrawn his membership of the Peoples Democratic Party while the party’s legal adviser in Ekeremor Local Government…

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BAYELSA GUBER ELECTION: DICKSON’S APPOINTEES RESIGN ENMASS

Some special appointees of Governor Seriake Dickson-led Bayelsa State Government, have resigned their jobs ahead of the November 6 governorship election in the state. The Director, Ethics and Compliance, Due Process Bureau, Benjamin Ogbara and Dickson’s Special Adviser on Culture, Chief Natus Zebakame tendered their resignation letters. Also in the list are Special Adviser on Agriculture, Godspower Ake; serving Commissioner 1 in the Bayelsa State Local Government Service Commission, Berry Negerese; the Special Assistant on Student Affairs, Iniruo Ipogi and Special Adviser on ICT Development, Clever Ebede among others. Zebakame…

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GUBER PRIMARIES FALLOUT: PDP EX-SENATOR DUMPS PARTY FOR APC

Adedayo Akinwale in Abuja Following the fallout of the Bayesla gubernatorial primary, a former senator, who represented Bayelsa East Senatorial district between 2007 and 2011 on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Nimi Barigha-Amange, has resigned his membership of the PDP and joined the All Progressives Congress (APC). Barigha-Amange formally notified the ruling party ahead of November 16 governorship election in a letter submitted and acknowledged by the APC chairman in ward II, Nembe Local Government Area. The formal lawmaker who was received yesterday at the national secretariat…

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IN BAYELSA, EMERGENCE OF APC, PDP GUBER CANDIDATES STILL SHROUDED IN SECRECY

Emmanuel Addeh writes that the recent  selection  process for governorship candidates of the two major political parties,  Peoples Democratic Party and All Progressives Congress governorship primaries in Bayelsa State were characterized by intriguing drama For such landmark events with high expectations across the country, the atmosphere of secrecy around the recent Bayelsa State governorship primaries of the two major political parties, the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was foreboding. On the eve of the election, it was still not clear who the delegates were or the mode of…

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BAYELSA GOVERNOR ASKS FAILED GUBER ASPIRANTS TO RETURN TO THEIR DUTY POSTS

Bayelsa State Governor , Seriake Dickson, has directed officials of his government who resigned to participate in the just concluded gubernatorial primaries of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to return to their offices with immediate effect. The affected officials are the Secretary to the State Government, Kemela Okara; the Chief of Staff, Government House, Chief Talford Ongolo and the Chairman, Bayelsa State Internal Revenue Board, Dr. Nimibofa Ayawei. The Governor said in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Fidelis Soriwei, that the directive followed his decision to reject…

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