Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State yesterday visited the Presidential Villa, Abuja, where he met with the Chief of staff to the president, Abubakar Kyari.
The governor who is a member of the Peoples Democratic Party is involved in a reelection contest and leads the All Progressives Congress candidate, Timipre Sylva, even as INEC has fixed January 9 for the supplementary election in the state.
Arriving the premises around 2pm, Dickson headed straight for President Buhari’s office. It is unclear if he met the president. He however stated that he only met with the Chief of staff.
He initially declined to speak with journalists at the State House, but was told that he could not visit the president without disclosing the purpose. It was at that point that he said he only met Kyari.
Responding to a question on his preparation for the forthcoming election, Dickson said “The people of Bayelsa have spoken”. He insisted that the election has been won and lost.
The reporters also demanded his reaction to media reports that ex-militants were re-grouping ahead of the supplementary election, to which the Governor responded by claiming that members of his camp were always known to be peaceful.
“You know those who are always violent. You know that we are peaceful people,” he stated.