The people of Bayelsa State have been urged to see the rescheduling of the presidential and National Assembly elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as a blessing in disguise and vote massively for all the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidates on Saturday.
In a statement yesterday, PDP chieftain, Chief Timi Alaibe, said all contestants of the party must be given clear victory, saying this would demonstrate PDP’s strength and a appreciation of Governor Seriake Dickson’s efforts.The former managing director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) and pioneer coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP) also charged the electorate to see the PDP as the only party that can ensure consistent development in Bayelsa as demonstrated by the incumbent governor and his team.
Alaibe, who returned to the PDP last year, enumerated the qualities of all the PDP candidates in the state, just as he advised the electorate to take advantage of their experiences and vote for them.
“While others are planning to rig, we are planning to go out in our numbers and vote massively for all our candidates. I urge you to know that the only way to defeat rigging and frustrate the efforts of riggers is for all of us to queue behind our governor and cast our votes for all the PDP candidates in the coming elections.
“Remember that a vote for PDP is a vote for the restructuring of the country and resource control, which have been our desire from generations. This is our chance. We must not allow this opportunity to pass us by. The ultimate realisation of this dream will depend on what we do with our PVCs on Saturday. ”
“So, let us show our loyalty and commitment to our dream by going out to vote on Saturday for the PDP, both the presidential and National Assembly candidates. “I urge you all to be well guided by the rules and regulations of the elections, so as not to fall prey to the antics of some political jobbers and overzealous security personnel. Cast your votes in line with the election guidelines and protect your votes by waiting for the outcome of the elections to be announced.”