As the battle for who will occupy the Creek Haven, the Bayelsa State Governor Seriake Dickson and People’s Democratic Party’s (PDP’s) candidate yesterday forewarned his main rival and All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Chief Timipre Sylva, to brace u for defeat and humiliation as no militant will save him from defeat in tomorrow’s supplementary elections.
Dickson urged Sylva to “accept defeat or be ready to be humiliated by the people as no militant can deliver him and the APC”.
The governor also urged youths’ presidents and Community Development Committee (CDC) chairmen to prove that they were ready for free, fair, credible and violence-free polls.
In an interactive session with youth leaders and CDC chairmen at the Government House in Yenagoa, Dickson said APC chieftains were jittery because “they do not have grassroots support and this is the right time to prove to the entire world that the APC has no support base”.
The governor said the people of Southern Ijaw were cheated during the December 5, 2015 polls because they were not allowed to vote.
He added that the world was waiting to see Bayelsa electorate vote massively for the PDP to prove to Sylva that Southern Ijaw Local Government Area was PDP’s stronghold.
He said: “We believe in free and fair elections, but the APC cannot come to your villages to decide for you the right to vote for who you want. They know that you have decided from unit to ward and to community. We are going to defeat them fair and square.
“If APC gets one lawful vote, PDP will get one thousand votes. In Peremabiri, in broad daylight, a miscreant, supported by the military, attacked and invaded the community for no just cause. But to intimidate them, ahead of the rescheduled poll…”