Bayelsa State Governor, Hon Seriake Dickson has described former Vice President of Nigeria, Alhaji Abubakar Atiku, as a leader with requisite experience and knowledge to tackle the challenges bedevilling the country.
In a congratulatory statement issued and made available to ThePage by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Media Relations, Mr. FIdelis Soriwei, over his election on Sunday as the flag bearer of the PDP in the 2019 presidential election, the Governor commended other aspirants of the party for demonstrating the spirit of sportsmanship by accepting the verdict of the delegates.
His words, “Let me congratulate the former Vice President and now the Presidential Candidate of our great party, (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, for his resounding victory in a free, fair, transparent and credible primary election.
“Let me also congratulate the National Chairman and all members of the National Working Committee of our party, and Dr Ifeanyi Okowa and his team for their hard work and the good job they have done.
“I can’t but also appreciate my brother and the Governor, the government and people of Rivers State for their hospitality and sacrifices in hosting this historic event.
“Let me also appreciate our worthy leaders most of whom are my compatriots and friends for offering themselves for service. I thank and appreciate them for their show of sportsmanship and magnanimity.
“The delegates have spoken and they have elected a man who understand our country, the Niger Delta and a man who has the requisite experience. He can build bridges of understanding and unity and form a great team to address the challenges that are facing our country.
“We look forward to working, collaborating and supporting him in that onerous responsibility. As he rightly said, it’s not a job left for him alone.”