Dickson appoints 60 special advisers


Bayelsa state governor, Seriake Dickson has appointed 60 new special advisers.

Fidelis Soriwei, chief press secretary to the governor announced this in a statement signed on Thursday.

The appointees are drawn from the eight local government areas of the state.

Soriwei said they would help the government deliver effective governance to the people of Bayelsa State.

The appointment comes weeks to the state’s governorship election fixed for November 16.

The statement reads: “His Excellency the Governor of Bayelsa State, the Honourable Henry Seriake Dickson, has approved the appointment of 60 new Special Advisers as part of the deliberate efforts to enable the Restoration Government to finish strong in the avowed commitment to deliver effective governance to the good people of Bayelsa State.”

“However, the government and the party deplore the ungrateful and unpatriotic attitude of a few appointees who have been sustained and recognized in the midst of far more qualified persons for over seven years but are falling prey to the antics of the All Progressives Congress which is inducing party members with money and fake promises.

“While the government wishes them well in their new endeavors, it is pertinent to note that for every appointee, the PDP has several other more qualified people who are ready and willing to be trusted with such privileged positions of responsibility.”

To ensure gender balance, the statement added that Dickson has directed the caucuses to nominate women for appointment as special advisers next week, in areas where they have not been considered for appointment.

Dickson is completing a second term as governor of Bayelsa state, and since he got re-elected in 2016, he has appointed over 2000 hands in his cabinet.

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