Former Governor Dickson Gets Bayelsa West Students Adoption for Senate
Ahead of the Senatorial Elections to fill in the vacant Bayelsa West Senatorial Zone in the Nigerian Senate, student leaders from different tertiary institutions in the zone has adopted the immediate past governor of Bayelsa State, Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson as the sole candidate for the position.
The student leaders made the adoption during a meeting held in Sagbama, headquarters of the Sagbama Local Government Area of Bayelsa State following the giant achievements of Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson as governor for eight years.
Moving the motion for the adoption of Hon. Dickson, Comrade Debekemr Kojo Debekeme who is the Student Union President, Federal University, FUO, Otuoke said the former governor had established two tertiary institutions in zone that have improved access to education in the zone.
Comrade Debekeme explained that Hon. Dickson has embark on several educational program that had sponsored students from the zone for foreign scholarship which is unprecedented adding that no other political leader has done.
The student President of FUO said secondary education has greatly improved with infrastructure across the two local government areas of the zone.
Supporting the motion, Comrade Asikpi Bob Akpofininie, President, National Union of Ekeremor Students said the adoption of Hon. Dickson goes beyond his achievements in the educational sectors saying that as a governor for eight years, Hon. Dickson built lasting infrastructure that have improved the quality of lives in the zone.
Comrade Akpofininie lauded the former governor for the construction of the Sagbama-Ekeremor road that have eased the transport difficult faced by Ekeremor people especially in this lockdown era where there has been an inter-state lockdown.
The Ekeremor student leader called on the students from West Senatorial Zone to be part of the project to see Hon. Dickson emerge as the Senator representing the zone in the Nigerian Senate.
Speaking to newsmen in an interview, the convener of the Forum, Comrade Bolouarekemefa Resident said the choice of Hon. Dickson based on the experience he has gathered in the politics and governance process in Nigeria for over 20 decades.
Present at the meeting are past and present leaders of various students union in Bayelsa West Senatorial Zone.