l have no problem with Sylva â€“ Dickson
The Governor of Bayelsa State, Seriake Dickson, at
the weekend declared that he has no personal
problem with the All Progressives Congress (APC)
candidate in the December 5 governorship election
in the state, Chief Timipre Sylva.
The governor pledged to award a contract for the
construction of Brass/Nembe road if re-elected for
a second term.
The road leads to Okpoama, the community of
Dickson, who is the Peoples Democratic Party
(PDP) candidate in the election, spoke when he
took his community-based campaign tour to Sylvaâ€™s
He assured them of his administrationâ€™s resolve to
award the multi billion Naira Nembe/Brass Road
during the first quarter of 2016, if re-elected for a
second term in office.
He said the award of the contract would add to the
ongoing Ogbia/Nembe road project and other
developmental work in the area.
Dickson, who was received by the Okpoama
Council of Chiefs, commended the people of the
area for their support.
He said the reception was a testimony that the
people of Brass local government area were in
support of the PDP-led administration.
Dickson said the Brass/Nembe road would be
given due attention as to enable his administration
achieve its policy of exploring the Atlantic Ocean to
enhance socio-economic development.
According to him, clearing and sand-filling would
be done as soon as the project is awarded to a
Speaking on the State Maritime Academy sited in
Okpoma by the present administration, Dickson
expressed concern that the institution had yet to
function as expected because of financial
He explained that his administration went into
partnership with the Polish government, noting
that the application for the project was not
The governor said he has no personal problems
with the candidate of the main opposition party in
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