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Youths ask Dickson not to contest if he is scared


Mr Henry Dickson
Mr Henry Dickson
As the December date draws closer for the Bayelsa State governorship election, youths under the umbrella of Youth Forum for Progressive Change have urged the
State Governor, Seriake Dickson not to contest the election if he is scared of been defeated.
The YFPC, loyal to the Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Chief Tiwei Orunimighe, gave the advice through a communique signed by its National Coordinator, Aye Itare; Secretary, Mr. Jonathan Okwu and Public Relations Officer, Mr. Amamboha John, after its meeting in Yenagoa on Tuesday.
The YFPC said, “We as civilized Bayelsa youths, hereby, admonish Governor Seriake Dickson that governing the people is not a do-or-die affair.
“So, if he is not sure of his fate in the forth coming governorship election slated for December 5 or if he is too scared of the calibre of personalities coming to the poll against him, he should do the needful – leave office honourably by withdrawing from the race.
“We as youths will gladly forgive him of some of the things he could not get right as a governor.
“Our admonition to Dickson is hinged on the fact that no amount of insults, willful misrepresentation of facts, innuendos nor plain attacks or derogatory remarks by him or his supporters on the persons of APC leaders in the state such as Tiwei Orunimighe, former Governor Timipre Sylva, Chief Ndutimi Alaibe, Chief Diekivie Ikiogha, or any other governorship aspirants can make him return in 2016.”
The group further asked Dickson to honourably pull out of the governorship race instead of of listening to his aides as his days in the Government House are numbered.
YFPC appealed to people of Bayelsa to vote credible leaders that will meet their yearnings in the upcoming election.
The group regretted the last Saturday’s clash between the officials of state’s environmental sanitation and the convoy of Orunimighe, noting that the incident was a failed attempt on the life of the APC chairman.