The Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson is under intense pressure, as some of his key allies
have resigned from the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), sequel to what some tagged his
disregard for due process and fraudulent internal democracy.
Pointblanknews.com can confirm that no fewer than 12 of his men who were in his cabinet
have left the PDP. There are also indications that more would follow.
Those who have left are Former Deputy governor, Ebebi Peremobowei; Commissioner for
Mineral Resources, Makson Feyegha; former Special Adviser and commissioner, Alamene
Williams; and SA Urban Security, Evarada Abednego.
Others are SA Conflict Resolution, Timipa Nimigbe; SA Political Matters, Stephen Diver; SA ICT
Development, Lawrence Ebele; SA Agriculture, Godspower Ake; SA Student Affairs, Tony Ipogi;
SA Community Development, Ombu Napoleon; Director for Ethics and Compliance, Ben Ogbura
and Ward 2 chairman, Eberemo Local Council, Berry Negerese.
Pointblanknews.com learnt that Dickson took a political risk when he decided to sponsor his on
candidate for the Governorship spot against the choice of the party, for self preservation
purposes. His lackey, and PDP governorship candidate, is incumbent Senator, Douy Diri, while
the party wanted Timi Alaibe.
Party sources hinted that Dickson’s calculation is to have his man in Government House and at
the same time pick up the Senate seat expected to be vacated by Diri if he wins.
Pointblanknews.com also gathered that for weeks top brass of the party, including Former
Presidents, Goodluck Jonathan, Olusegun Obasanjo, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike,
appealed to Dickson to allow the people’s will prevail and not impose anyone.
Sources also hinted that Dickson allegedly compromised PDP chairman, Uche Secondus with N3 Billion to ensure Diri emerged.
Most of those who are leaving the party in droves, have vowed to teach Dickson a political
lesson of his life by throwing their weight behind the candidate of the All Progressives Congress
(APC), David Lyon whose profile is rising fast.