Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Bayelsa will conduct local government Elections in 2018 - Seriake Dickson


The Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson has said the state government would lead local government elections in 2018. 

A statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Daniel Markson-Iworiso, in Yenagoa on Tuesday, said the governor reprimanded money related limitations for the postponement in leading the elections. 

He said that the deferral was not deliberate, but rather because of monetary downturn in the nation. 

Mr. Dickson said that arrangement was on to guarantee that the elections were directed. 

"The local council elections have not been directed as the current monetary circumstance has made it for all intents and purposes difficult to do as such," he said. 

"The circumstance is not particular to Bayelsa, but rather to many states that are additionally thinking that its hard to gather the bravery to hold elections at that level of government. 

"Leading local council elections is extremely costly as it cost billions of naira, however I am guaranteeing that if the income of the state enhances, the surveys will be held before the finish of 2018." 

The governor, be that as it may, engaged the general population of the state to avoid publicity and troublesome inclinations. 

Mr. Dickson said that‎ the time of wastages in government was away for good as open assets were being utilized reasonably for the advantage of the general population. 

On the issue of energy, the governor said the progressing 'Operation Light Up Bayelsa' would‎ proceed until the point when the state adequately accomplished enhanced power supply. 

He said that the venture would empower little and medium endeavors that would thus develop the local economy. 

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