Next Bayelsa gov will emerge through prayers, consultations –Dickson
Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, has said that the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, who will eventually succeed him, would emerge through intense prayers and consultations.
Dickson spoke at the monthly Praise Night and the eighth edition of the Easter Cantata organised by his administration in Yenagoa, the state capital, on Saturday night.
According to a statement by his Special Adviser, Media Relations, Mr Fidelis Soriwei, the governor stressed the need for all residents of the state to pray for its continued stability and peace.
He also urged the people to seek the face of God for His divine direction as the PDP embarks on the search for the next governor of the state.
The governor said his position on who succeeds him was anchored on the belief that God does not only give power but truly rule in the affairs of men.
While calling for more support, he reiterated his administration’s commitment to finishing well and strong.
He noted that the period left for his team was long enough to do more for the state.
He said, “We must not relent in our prayers because the enemies of our land are planning hard to destroy the peace and stability we have laboured to build.
“But we have nothing to fear. They put their trust in chariots, weapons and connections in Abuja, but we trust in the Almighty God who has always saved us.
“Since we handed over our government to God, we have been reinforcing it through prayers and positive declarations that this state which I call the Jerusalem of the Ijaw nation shall not be handed over again to anybody who does not fear the authority of the Almighty God above.
“I will formally invite everybody in this state to pray because I feel that the next leader of our state is not going to be selected from my pocket. No, I won’t do that. It is too important a decision to come from one person.
“That is why we have to first commit it as a burden to God so that we can be guided not by the whims, thoughts, desires and calculations of men but by His divine will and direction. After the prayers, then I will embark on intensive consultations.
“For all those who are thinking of being part of this equation, I prescribe same for you. Don’t overheat the system because we still have a lot to do for our state, even in the remaining months.”