Bayelsa State Governor, the Honourable Henry Seriake Dickson, over the weekend led prominent personalities within and outside the country to observe his valedictory state annual thanksgiving service.
The Governor expressed gratitude to God for finding him worthy to be used as an instrument to engender peace, stability and appreciable development to the state.
A statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Fidelis Soriwei, quoted the Governor as having said that God would not allow those who do not mean well for the state to assume the reins of governance.
Dickson expressed optimism that the PDP governorship candidate, Senator Douye Diri, would emerge victorious in the November 16 governorship election through a free, fair, peaceful and credible process.
The governor who emphasized the importance of thanksgiving urged the clergy and the people to sustain their prayers and support for the state.
Highlighting some of the achievements of his administration, the governor thanked God for giving him the wisdom to institute the State Annual Thanksgiving Day Celebration by law to give God His proper place.
According to him, critical infrastructure such as roads, health facilities, the airport, educational facilities and public buildings including the Ecumenical centre are some of the lofty projects that have elevated the status of Yenagoa, the state capital.
His words: “The forthcoming elections will be free, fair and credible and our candidate, Senator Douye Diri will win the election. This is the only way we can continue the developmental path taken by me.
“It’s been eight years that we started this and I thank God for using me as an instrument to serve the people of Bayelsa. It is a great honour. He used me to build this Ecumenical Centre.
“I want to thank you all, the men women and youths of this state who keyed into my policies and we pray that those who want to destroy this state do not get there.”