– Gov. Dickson attends Thanksgiving service of Bayelsa State Speaker.
The Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson, Governor of Bayelsa State and other top government functionaries today, joined the Speaker of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Tonye Isenah at the Redeemed Glory Family Church, Agudama, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State for a Thanksgiving service.
The Honourable speaker was thanking God for His many good deeds as well as his emergence as the sixth Speaker of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly.
Governor Henry Seriake Dickson in his remark, congratulated Tonye Isenah for his emergence as Speaker of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly stating that it was well deserved. He reminded everyone that God is the owner of power and beyond building roads and infrastructures, he and his team had been in the business of creating leaders.
Responding to the declaration of the officiating pastor that the next governor was in the thanksgiving service, the Governor stated that God alone will pick his successor. However, he commended all those who have taken the bold step to declare their intentions to run for the office of governor.
The governor also expressed his agreement with the officiating pastor, that Bayelsa will not be made to go backwards again but will rather continue to progress, having travelled this far these eight years.
Governor Dickson stated that Bayelsa needed a governor that would advance the Bayelsa Health Insurance Scheme which is the brainchild of the Dockson led restoration government, the educational advancement, infrastructure and human capacity development.
‘We are in the business of not just building roads, schools and hospitals as we have done, but we are also in the business of building and creating leadership because it takes visionary leaders to lead, serve, build their community and the society. All the decisions that God has enabled us to take which has resulted in elevating people was to give people the opportunity to lead and to serve and no governor has given more opportunities than the restoration government being the longest serving ever.’
‘In the years to come, many who will be documenting their curriculum vitae will principally document the leadership and service opportunities the restoration government gave them. The pastor in his remark mentioned two kinds of men; men that will become a ladder for others to climb and do good things and men that are positioned to drag others down no matter their status. We don’t want the latter in this state and we pray against that.’
The officiating clergy, Pastor Tam Seth Eyedoude JP in his short remark commended the governor of Bayelsa State and all who came to join the Isenah family to thank God stressing that this was the only means of ensuring Gods consistent provision, protection, guidance and favour.
He used the opportunity to admonish all the governorship aspirants present to desist from spreading propaganda against eachother but rather devote their campaigns to educating Bayelsans on their God given agenda for the state. He equally urged them to embrace the spirit of sportsmanship urging them not to decamp but come together to support whoever emerges at the end of the day.
Rt. Hon. Tonye Isenah in his short remark while giving a brief history of his journey, appreciated everyone for joining him to thank God and pledged that he will continue to dedicate his life to the service of the people of Bayelsa State even with his new assignment as speaker of the House of Assembly.