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Monday, 24 August 2015

GOV DICKSON GUBER DECLARATION: BAYELSANS URGED TO TURN OUT EN MASSE

GOV DICKSON GUBER DECLARATION: BAYELSANS URGED TO TURN OUT EN MASSE
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After consulting widely with various shades of opinion leaders and stakeholders across the State, coupled with the clarion calls from interest groups, the teeming youths as well as grassroot support groups, the Governor of Bayelsa State, Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson will formally declare his intention to run for a second term as Governor on Tuesday, 8th of September. 2015 in the December 5 election.
 
The event, which is slated for the Samson Siaisia Sports Complex in the in Yenagoa will be attended by party faithful and supporters of the Restoration Governor from far and near.
 
Majority of the Governor’s supporters across the State, who have indicated their preparedness to give maximum support to his second-term bid, in order to afford him the opportuniy to continue with the good works of his administration, which guarantees good governance, security and peacful atmosphere, economic and infrastructural developmental, and urban renewal, among others.
 
In a press statement release by the Bayelsa Restoration Campaign Organization and signed by its Director of Publicity, Hon. Jonathan Obuebite, the good people of the state have been enjoined to come out en-mass and participate in the historic and milestone declaration and also witness the grand rally with unprecedented support and mobilization of the grassroots in the state.
 
The Director of Publicity Hon. Obuebite has also invited media organizations in the state to join in this milestone event by giving it the desired wide coverage.
 
Hon. Jonathan Obuebite
 Director of Publicity/Media
24/08/2015. 

Thursday, 20 August 2015

BAYELSA GOVT DEPLORES EX-LAWMAKER COMMENTS ...… SAYS ITS UNINFORMED AND MISPLACED

BAYELSA GOVT DEPLORES EX-LAWMAKER COMMENTS ...… SAYS ITS UNINFORMED AND MISPLACED
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Former member of the House of Representatives from Bayelsa State, Hon. Warman Ogoriba, has been castigated as being “blinded by political indulgence” to warrant his comments that the incumbent government in the state have nothing to show for the money so far received from the Federation Accounts.

The former lawmaker who recently defected from the Peoples Democratic Party to the All Progressives Congress was quoted in a recent interview that Governor Seriake Dickson should account for over N600 billion naira said to have accrued to the state coffers and for which, according to Ogoriba, “ there is nothing on the ground to indicate that the governor had spent the money for the development of the state”.

But in a statement yesterday, the state government described Ogobia’s remarks as  “reckless political indulgence, uninformed and lacking in facts” and as such misplaced. The statement issued by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Daniel Iworiso-Markson, said it was extremely disappointed with the former lawmaker for his poor understanding of the workings of government, asking if Ogoriba was saying that in all these years the government was not paying salaries or that he was blind to the various “laudable and people-oriented” projects across the state. 

Making further clarifications, the government noted that apart from paying salaries for which Bayelsa State stands out as one of the few states in the country that is not owing salaries to its workers, the government had been consistent in servicing the debt burden of N330 billion it claimed to have inherited from the Timipre Sylva administration.

“When the Restoration Government assumed the mantle of leadership on February 14 2012, Bayelsa State ranked as one of the states with the highest debt profile. Strange enough, a debt burden of N330 billion was the albatross we have to shoulder. But in spite of paying salaries as at when due, running an efficient government with unprecedented level of infrastructural developments and various projects in all sectors of the state economy, we have also been consistent in servicing the N330 billion debt, now reduced to N90 billion because of the Dickson-led government’s prudence and strict discipline in managing the finances of the state. As at today, Bayelsa is one of the least indebted states in Nigeria which is a credit to Dickson’s ingenuity in sound financial management.  This clearly contrasts sharply to Ogoriba’s crude remarks, struggling to distort a glaring reality”, he stated.
The statement berated the former legislator for his alleged inability to present a robust leadership while in the House of Representatives, stating that it was the main reason why his years in the parliament were wasted years because his constituency was shortchanged by his incapacity.
“It is unfortunate that we operate a system that allows all kinds of characters to emerge through a loose political system but we must check this porous system in order to avoid a situation whereby half-baked individuals are made to take up positions that are clearly above their level of reasoning and capabilities. From the utterances of Warman Ogoriba, it is clear why the good people of Kolokuma Federal Constituency are bemoaning the 8 wasted years of his representation. It is that sad for Ogoriba’s kind of leadership”.

August 20 2015. 

BAYELSA GOV POLL: TINUBU, OYEGUN DISAGREE OVER APC CANDIDATE ..... FOUNDATION MEMBERS WARN AGAINST CHOICE OF ALAIBE

BAYELSA GOV POLL: TINUBU, OYEGUN DISAGREE OVER APC CANDIDATE ..... FOUNDATION MEMBERS WARN AGAINST CHOICE OF ALAIBE
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There are indications that the National leader of the All Progressives Congress )APC) and former governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and its national chairman, Chief John Oyegun are divided over the choice of the party’s candidate for the December 5 governorship election in Bayelsa state. 

Sources within the APC said that its foundation members have warned against fielding the likes of a former chairman of Niger-Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Mr. Timi Alaibe, Chief Dikivie Ikiogha and Warman Ogoriba in the governorship election.

While Tinubu was said to be favourably disposed to the candidacy of Timi Alaibe,  Oyegun is rooting for the foundation members of the APC.

Notable members of the party who spoke under condition of anonymities expressed dismay over the decision of the likes of Tinubu and ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo to support the candidacy of Alaibe.

They specifically queried what makes difference between Alaibe and Chief Timipre Sylva.

A concerned senior citizen in APC said, "There are several cases of alleged fraudulent acts against Alaibe as Director of Finance and Managing Director of NDDC. How on earth could the leadership of the party be supporting such candidate?

"It really shows that they did not mean well for the state. The records are there. How can somebody come overnight and be laying claim to the governorship ticket of the party?

"Alaibe is living in the past. He has no control of the youth in the state. Our leaders should not be deceived. We have old members that are credible. There is need for us to look inward for credible candidate.

"As party members, we are saying no to impostors. This is not Lagos but Bayelsa state. Tinubu should leave us alone. If the party decides to do otherwise, we will go back to PDP, after all we have nothing against Governor Seriake Dickson.

This development is causing ripple among the leadership of the party, especially its national leader and Chairman."

August 19 2015. 

Monday, 10 August 2015

I REMAIN A COMMITTED MEMBER OF THE PDP -- EBEBI ..... DEBUNKS REPORT OF HIS DEFECTION TO THE APC

I REMAIN A COMMITTED MEMBER OF THE PDP -- EBEBI ..... DEBUNKS REPORT OF HIS DEFECTION TO THE APC
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A former Deputy Governor of Bayelsa State, Rt. Hon. Peremobowei Ebebi has denied reports in some national dailies that he has decamped from the Peoples Democratic Party and declared for the All Progressives Congress, APC.
Rt. Hon. Ebebi, who made the denial, while reacting to the reports, stated that, he never discussed any defection plans with anybody or group of persons, describing the report as the figment of the imagination of the reporters and should be disregarded.
According to him, he remains a PDP member, since the advent of the present dispensation, stressing that, he will remain a committed PDP member, despite the party’s failure to retain power at the centre.
The former Deputy Governor, who described himself as a loyal PDP member, pledged his commitment to the success of the party in the forthcoming governorship election in the State and enjoins Bayelsans not to allow themselves to be deceived by the wave of defections, as the PDP remains the real party of Bayelsans. 
 
Signed:
Rt. Hon. Peremobowei Ebebi

Saturday, 1 August 2015

PHOTOS-SPEAKS: GOV. DICKSON OFFICIALLY KICK-OFF THE RESTORATION CUP 2015 IN NEMBE

GOV. DICKSON OFFICIALLY KICK-OFF THE RESTORATION CUP 2015 (GOV. HENRY SERIAKE DICKSON FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT) IN NEMBE CITY SPORT STADIUM IN NEMBE LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA, BAYELSA STATE.