Former President Goodluck Jonathan and Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State were absent at the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship rally in Bayelsa State on Wednesday.
Also absent were Deputy Governor Gboribiogha John Jonah and Timi Alaibe who came second in the Bayelsa PDP governorship primaries.
The mega rally held at Oxbow Lake Pavilion in Yenagoa is to kick-start the party’s campaign ahead of the November 16 governorship election in the state.
Speaking at the rally, PDP National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, warned security agencies against being used to rig election for opposition parties.
He stated that the PDP will resist any attempt to hijack electoral materials for any party or group of politicians.
Secondus urged Bayelsa people to vote for the PDP as the only political party that can take them forward.
The chairman decried lack of federal presence in terms of roads, bridges and infrastructural development in the state.
Speaking on behalf of other PDP governors, Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State said that Bayelsa belongs to the PDP and boasted that no other political party can defeat them.
He said Governor Seriake Dickson had done very well for the Bayelsa people, noting that no other political party could win any election in the state.
In his speech, Governor Dickson of Bayelsa said the PDP has been the only platform that had given people face and voice in Nigeria.
“PDP is the only Ijaw man party that all can feel and be carried along.
“Senator Douye Diri is the only one that can consolidate on the restoration government to take the state forward.
“I want to appeal to our people to vote massively for the PDP as we do not know any other party,” Dickson said.
In his remarks, the PDP governorship candidate, Senator Diri, promised to continue with the good works of the Dickson’s administration, to take the state to its amiable height if elected.
He said that he will build the Brass Nembe Road, build the Agge seaport and other laudable projects that he will initiate.
Among others who attended the rally former Senate President Adolphus Wabara, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta, Governor Emeka Ihedioha of Imo, Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo and Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi.