From Simon Utebor, Yenagoa
Many supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekeremor Native Authorities Space of Bayelsa State have defected to the Peoples Democratic Get together (PDP) to the senatorial bid of ex-Governor Seriake Dickson.
Ekeremo is former Minister of State for Agriculture Heineken Lokpobiri’s native authorities space.
Dickson is aspiring for the Bayelsa West Senatorial seat vacated by Deputy Governor Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo.
The chief of the defectors from Ekeremor Ward 8, Ebicks Lokpobiri, mentioned the choice to defect to the PDP was knowledgeable by the necessity to reward the ex-governor for his dedication to problems with improvement within the space.
He mentioned: “With the huge improvement the previous governor has delivered to us and his distinctive model of politics, we now have determined to affix the PDP and we’re prepared with our voter playing cards to return out on the day of the by-election to vote for the person who has given us highway, faculties, hospital and different social facilities.
”Dickson has accomplished so much for our folks and the one manner we are able to return such type gesture is to vote for him to go and signify us on the Senate.”
The defection got here as the normal ruler of Ekeremor city, King Agbodo Gbaseimor, his conventional council, elders, youth and ladies teams have backed Dickson for the re-run.
The standard ruler, whose neighborhood has the best voting energy within the Ekeremor LGA lauded Dickson for his daring determination to frontally deal with the issue of improvement within the space.
He mentioned that the ex-governor carried out past expectations to carry improvement to Ekeremor neighborhood when he held sway because the governor and needs to be given the chance to go to the Senate to proceed together with his enviable legacy of improvement and love for his folks.
Gbaseimor mentioned that it was payback time for Dickson whose administration constructed a typical free secondary boarding faculty, a number of different faculties and awarded scholarships to tons of of Ekeremor college students.
He acknowledged that the ex-governor initiated the development of the multi-billion naira Sagbama/Ekeremor Highway which was allegedly deserted by the Federal Authorities for over 40 years.
He mentioned the important highway venture made it attainable for the indigenes of the world to drive to Ekeremor, Sampou, Aleibiri and different communities for the primary time.
The monarch referred to as on the current administration of Governor Douye Diri to make sure the completion of the Sagbama/Ekeremor Highway and the 80-bed Basic Hospital constructed by Dickson for the neighborhood.