Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State has warned that activities towards the 2019 general elections may be charecterised by bloodshed and violence if desperate politicians are allowed to have their way, TodayNg reports.
He stated this during a special church service to mark the 7th edition of the state’s Annual Thanksgiving Day at the Ecumenical Centre, Igbogene, Yenagoa, at the weekend.
Dickson said politicians that believe in securing elective office through brigandage and killing should realise that “you don’t get political control because you are a deadlier killer.”
He warned against killings and violence during the political campaigns, especially in Bayelsa State, stressing that power only comes from God.
Describing the celebration as an opportunity for Bayelsans to renew their covenant of blessings with God, the governor called on the people to cultivate the habit of thanksgiving to attract more blessings.
He thanked the people for their continued support and prayers for his administration and empathised with victims of this year’s devastating flood, assuring them that government would continue to identify with them in their plight.