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Ex-Gov. Dickson holds thanksgiving, says ‘Bayelsa West senatorial election crucial’

Former governor of Bayelsa State, Chief Henry Seriake Dickson, has described the Bayelsa West Senatorial District election in which he is contestant as ‘crucial’.

Dickson who is the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the election slated for October 31 made the remark on Sunday after a thanksgiving held at his country home in Toru-Orua, Bayelsa State.

“The Senatorial election is crucial and of interest to Bayelsa West, Bayelsa and the Ijaw nation, as the country would be expecting a senator with the experience and capacity to speak in,” he said.

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The former governor thanked incumbent Governor Douye Diri, his deputy, Sen. Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, commissioners and Assembly members from the district, the delegates and all party members for affirming my nomination his nomination as the PDP senatorial candidate.

According to former Governor Dickson, “I have no power outside of God in my political career and I do not need occult powers and cult activities to register victories in political battles, as power comes only from God.

“God has strengthened me and indeed fought the many battles I have won in politics as Governor for eight years and even before then.

“God is the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Universe and used his own court to deliver the verdict which stopped the All Progressives Congress from taking over the state.

“The fact that people imported drinks to celebrate the planned APC takeover of Bayelsa State but could not drink them should convince political actors and indeed the citizenry that power comes only from God.

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“So many things happened in this state in the past eight or nine years but the Lord gave us victory in all the challenges.

“The unprecedented battle of my re-election in 2015, after which they decided to make the state ungovernable should come to mind. Bayelsa had over 15 police commissioners in a few months.

“And, of course, you remember the last miracle of the 11th hour! The man himself was preparing for inauguration when God used His own court to deliver the verdict because He didn’t like what they were doing for our people.”

Former Governor Dickson described the reception given to him by the people of Ekeremor and Sagbama on his arrival in the state as ‘unprecedented’, adding that he didn’t receive such unique honour even during his days as governor.