The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP has welcomed thousands from the All Progressives Congress, APC as gubernatorial elections in Bayelsa state draw nearer.
Governor of the State, Seriake Dickson, alongside the governorship candidate, Senator Douye Diri; his running mate, Senator Lawrence Ewrudjakpo; PDP National Vice Chairman, South-South zone, Elder Emmanuel Ogidi; the state chairman, Mr Moses Cleopas; former Deputy Governor, Mr. Peremobowei Ebebi and former presidential aide to the former President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan on Domestic Affairs Hon. Waripamowei Dudafa received over 6,000 leaders and supporters of the APC at the campaign flag-off on Monday.
Dickson further stated that opposition leaders should be ready to intimidate, kill and maim thousands of Bayelsans, but the people would resist any attempt to manipulate the elections just like they resisted it in 2015.
He further attacked the APC, saying that it has failed to provide solutions to the many problems plaguing the state. He thanked the people of Bayelsa for massively supporting the PDP over the years.
“We are presenting a ticket of stability, a ticket of development and not a ticket that will turn this state to a gathering of hooligans and criminals where people will be running away as they were doing before.”
“That is why we are presenting this ticket and by the grace of God your next governor in 2020 will be Senator Douye Diri,” he said.