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Monday, 15 February 2016

Bayelsa CJ swears in Seriake Dickson

The Governor of Bayelsa State, Mr. Seriake Dickson, on Sunday took the Oath of Office to begin his second tenure.

Dickson and his deputy, Rear Admiral John Jonah (retd.), were inaugurated by the Chief Judge of the state, Justice Kate Abiri, who also administered the oath of office and that of allegiance on them.
The ceremony was characterised by a solemn display of statehood by thousands of politicians and residents from within and outside Bayelsa.
There was a glamorous parade by no fewer than 110 officers and men of the Nigeria Police Force.
Prominent personalities that poured in at the Samson Siasia Sports Complex, Yenagoa, venue of the swearing in and thanksgiving service, included Governors Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State; Ifeanyi Okowa of delta State; Nyesom Wike of Rivers State; Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State; and Dakwambo Ibrahim of Gombe.
Other notable politicians were former Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Godswill Akpabio; Acting Chairman, Peoples Democratic Party, Mr. Uche Secondus; Minority Leader, House of Representatives, Leo Ogor; Senator Ben Murray-Bruce and Mr. Jimi Agbaje, among others.
Foremost musicians, like Timaya, Timi Dakoru, Terry Governor, among others, entertained the guests with their melodious renditions.
In his inaugural speech after the swearing in ceremony, Governor Seriake Dickson, described the mandate as a support for the continuation of good governance in the state.
Dickson said he was not surprised that their electoral victory had spurred a rebirth of the PDP and inspired a new sense of hope in Nigeria’s democracy.
He said their experience in the last elections in Bayelsa showed that Nigerian system was far from being perfect, noting that Nigerians must continually commit themselves to work together to strengthen the internal processes of political parties and improve the electoral system.
He said, “Thankfully, this victory has helped to sustain the plurality of our democracy and discountenance fears that Nigeria could slide towards a one-party state. Let a thousand flowers bloom in our garden of democracy!

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