The Governor of Bayelsa State, Seriake Dickson has declared that only the Almighty God will
determine the next governor of Bayelsa in 2020.
The governor said that “God would raise a leader with a heart for the people to pilot the
affairs of the state.”
A statement by Dickson’s Special Adviser on Media Relations, Fidelis Soriwei quoted the governor as saying this on Sunday at the St. Andrews Anglican (Ijaw ) Church, Apapa, Lagos.
Dickson said all Bayelsans and indeed Ijaw people would support such a leader in the task
of ensuring continuity in the development of the state after the expiration of his tenure in 2020.
According to the governor, all revenues received by the state must be judiciously utilised to
carry out projects that would benefit the people of the state.
Dickson said that his administration had worked
assiduously to change the developmental landscape of the state.
He said, “The Niger Delta is a difficult terrain; people have said it is a muddy place but that is
where God chose to put the oil.
“We are battling to build hospitals in that terrain; we are battling to build very good public
schools, health facilities which are the best among public facilities in this country.
“We are building roads and constructing bridges to Ekeremor and other parts of the state. You must join us to enlighten our people because
every money going into Bayelsa must be utilised for the general good of the state.”