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Dickson Sacks Seven Commissioners

Oyewale Oyelola

Gov. Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa on Thursday sacked seven commissioners from the State Executive Council.

Bayelsa state Governor, Henry Seriake Dickson

Bayelsa state Governor, Henry Seriake Dickson

In a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr Daniel Iworiso-Markson stated that  the governor said the sacking of the commissioners was with immediate effect.

The governor said the development was inline with the ongoing re-organisation of government Ministries, Departments and Agencies for optimal implementation of the state’s Restoration Agenda.

The affected commissioners include Mr Francis Egele, Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice,Mr Nelson Belief, Tourism Development, Mr Gesiye Isowo, Special Duties (Federal Projects), Mr Parkinson Macmanuel, Science, Technology and Manpower Development. Mr Ayakeme Massa, Trade, Investment and Industry, Dr Anapurere Michael Awoli, Health.

Others are Dr Sylvanus Abila, Environment, Mr Ayakeme Massa, Trade, Investment and Industry and  Dr Anapurere Michael Awoli, Health.

According the statement, the affected commissioners were also requested to hand over to the permanent secretaries in their various ministries.

Iworiso-Markson said that the governor expressed gratitude to them for their commitment to service, diligence, hard work and invaluable contributions to the successes attained by the administration in the last two years.

The statement states, “The governor wished them well in all their future endeavours. You may be called upon to serve the state in other capacities in future.”

Unconfirmed report from Bayelsa state revealed that the commissioners were dropped for their inability to mobilize support for President Goodluck Jonathan second term ambition.

Dickson,a loyality of President Jonathan is not leaving any stone unturn to ensure the Otuoke born Jonathan remain in Aso Rock Villa beyond 2015.

African Examiner gathered  governor Dickson would send the names of new commissioners to State House of Assembly in April.

Reliable source from Dickson inner cabinet disclosed that the governor is afraid of APC in the state led by former governor of the state, Timipre sylva who is working towards getting 25 percent votes for APC presidential candidate in 2015. The source said if Sylva get the 25 percent for opposition in home state of president, this would automatically  end 2016 second term bid of Dickson even if President Jonathan win the presidential election schedule for Februay 14, 2015.



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