Dickson bans activities of TAN, other groups in Bayelsa
Apparently miffed by the activities of various groups promoting the re-election of President Goodluck Jonathan and other candidates, Bayelsa State governor, Seriake Dickson has banned the activities of Transformation Ambassadors of Nigeria, TAN and other groups in the state.
A statement signed by Daniel Iwariso-Markson, Chief Press Secretary to the governor, claimed that the groups were only brewing crisis in Bayelsa.
“Those claiming to be campaigning for the re-election of President Goodluck Jonathan but are instead engaged in promoting subversive activities and inciting crisis and division within the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state will have to move their activities elsewhere,” it said.
Dickson, at a meeting with PDP flag bearers at the party secretariat in Yenagoa, said the party is the only recognized political structure saddled with the responsibility of leading Jonathan’s campaign in the state. He expressed worry at the activities of TAN, which according to him, do not seem to serve the purpose for which it was created in the state.
The governor, who enjoined all groups and individuals to queue behind him as the leader of the party in the state, alleged that TAN and some members of its top hierarchy have become tools of subversion, creating needless rancour, acrimony and division. He said the state government will no longer tolerate their actions.
Dickson added that “The activities of TAN and the other groups, if not checked, could be counter-productive, especially with the presidential and other elections, only a few weeks away, adding that he has the mandate of Bayelsans to protect the stability, peace and security of the state.”
Dickson also announced the planned visit of President Goodluck Jonathan to Bayelsa State in continuation of his re-election rally on the 5th of February.
The governor assured that the people of the state were fully mobilized to accord the president a rousing reception.
Predicting the outcome of the forthcoming polls, Dickson dubbed the campaign for next month’s elections as ‘Operation Deliver PDP All The Way,’ and urged party supporters to work for the party’s victory.
“The agenda of this government is operation deliver PDP all the way as all the candidates of the party are my candidates, and I urge everyone to work round the clock to win the February 2015 elections.
He also advised Bayelsans not to allow themselves to be misled by mischief makers and those who do not mean well for them and called on all contestants to conduct issue-based campaigns.
The governor, who attributed the peaceful conduct of the All Progressive Congress, APC rally in the state to his leadership style of political tolerance and maturity, described his administration as a pacesetter in issues of leadership.
“We are setting the pace for everything, including leadership, political tolerance and maturity. You saw what we did when we directed the security agencies to protect them at the Sports Complex.
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“We do not want anybody to say it was when they came to the president’s home base that something bad happened to anybody,” Dickson said.
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