The Restoration Campaign Organisation (RCO), the umbrella campaign organisation for the re-election of Governor Henry Seriake Dickson received with rude shock, the so-called poll survey conducted on the would-be voting pattern of voters in the December 5 governorship election in Bayelsa State by ELECTION FRONTLINE, a team made up of APC card carrying members lead by one MacPepple Joshua.
Obviously sponsored by the APC leadership, the so called Election Frontline simply sat in Lagos and wrote its report which unfortunately alluded that the APC governorship candidate, Timipre Sylva would win the election. Ordinarily, this unfounded opinion poll should not merit a reaction from either the PDP or the Restoration campaign Organization of Governor Seriake Dickson, but we have decided to succinctly react to the falsehood, propaganda and blackmail of the APC pollsters to set the record straight before Nigerians and the international community. It is instructive to note that this same survey experts had predicted that the same Sylva who was Bayelsa East senatorial candidate of the APC in the 2015 general election would win but he lost woefully to Senator Ben Murray Bruce of the PDP and this is one of the reasons why people must discard this latest survey by the discredited Election Frontline!
Majority of Bayelsans have spoken in clear terms that they will re-elect Governor Dickson to consolidate on peace, prosperity, development and security of Bayelsa State. As we speak, the evidence on ground shows clearly that Bayelsans want to retain Governor Dickson in Creek Haven, as it been agreed by all that you don’t change a winning team in the first half of the game. Governor Dickson is about finishing the first half of 4 years and the people on whose thighs sovereignty lies have asked him to complete the second half of 4 years because he has run a good race by developing the state and restoring Bayelsa, the glory of all lands to its pride of place. These and many other reasons are why the APC cannot stop the Dickson re-election on December 5. The people of Bayelsa have demonstrated this out pour of unrivalled love for the countryman Governor as made manifest in the governors endorsements and the ongoing community tours of the governor across the eight local government and by the community of non-indigenes! Bayelsans are eagerly waiting for the D-day to translate to renew their social contract with the performing governor and when we get to the bridge, we shall cross it!
It is against this background that we urge Bayelsans, Nigerians and the international community are therefore urged to ignore the so called poll survey conducted by Election Frontline, an arm of the APC led by one Mac Pepple Joshua which unfortunately gave victory to APC in the election. This survey by the APC controlled Election Frontline is not credible and this kind of opinion poll don’t win elections in Nigeria because it manipulated, skewed and commercialized. It is also important for the whole world to know that the APC is desperate to capture Bayelsa by hook or crook. Therefore we see this latest polling survey as a prelude to prepare the ground for their sinister plot to rig theDecember 5 elections in Bayelsa State. But our consolation is that Bayelsans have vowed to resist rigging. The APC has no foothold on Bayelsa and Ijaw land. Our people cannot afford to gamble with their destiny. Re-electing the APC candidate, Timpre Sylva will spell doom for our people and return Bayelsa State to Egypt. Under Governor Dickson, we can see the promise land and that is why we must re-elect him to consolidate on his track record of selfless service to Bayelsans and humanity in general!
Hon Jonathan Obuebite
Director Media & Publicity, Restoration Campaign Organisation