Bayelsa elder warns against imposition of governor


By David Ejiohuo

The people of Bayelsa State have vowed to resist any form of federal might and the imposition of a governor by the Federal Government, during the forth coming governorship election in the state this year.

An elder statesman and a Peoples Democracy Party (PDP) chieftain in the state, Fineman Wilson, gave the warning during the weekend when he spoke with Airport Correspondents at the Port Harcourt International Airport Omagwa on the forth coming election in the state.

Wilson explained that it was a fact that the Federal Government would wish to use its might and impose a governor in the state but that his people would resist it to a stand still.

According to the elder statesman who was a one time deputy majority leader in the old Rivers State House of Assembly, the people of Bayelsa State were aware of the Federal Governments plans and are prepared to defend their votes with whatever they have and resist any form of imposition of a governor.

The present APC-led FG, he noted, is known to be relentless in efforts to impose governors and leaders during such elections across the country but that the Bayelsans were prepared to defend their votes to any length. “We are aware because this is not the first time they will try it in this state. They have tried it before and we defeated them and by our resolve and determination to enthrone democracy in Bayelsa, we will defeat them again, he stated.”

Bayelsa State, he explained, is a PDP state and will remain so, come 2020 inauguration and swearing in ceremony in Yenagoa.

According to him, the restoration agenda of the present governor, Siraki Dickson, had placed the party in an advantage position to win the forth coming governorship election in the state with a landslide.