From Femi Folaranmi, Yenagoa and Ndubuisi Orji, Abuja
After over a decade of waiting on the Lord for the fruit of the womb, Bayelsa State First Lady, Dr. Rachael Dickson was yesterday delivered of quadruplet in United States.
Family and friends who have been praying for her erupted in joy when the news filtered into Yenagoa, Friday afternoon that God has finally answered their prayers.
She was said to have gone into labour in the early hours of Friday and was successfully delivered of the babies.
A statement by Governor Dickson Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Daniel Iworiso- Markson said Dickson is elated over the arrival of his children after years of waiting.
The statement reads: “The season of celebrations continues in the family of Governor Henry Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State as his wife, the First Lady, Dr. Rachael Dickson just put to bed in the United States of America. She was delivered of a quadruplet; a bouncing baby boy and three beautiful baby girls. Mother and children are doing well.
This is particularly good news for the family and Bayelsans because this bundle of joy is coming after many years of praying and waiting upon the Lord.
Governor Dickson thanks friends, family members and Bayelsans for their prayers and support and enjoins them to continue to pray for the family”
Meanwhile, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has congratulated Dickson on the Appeal Court judgment which affirmed his victory in the January 9 governorship election in the state.
The party in a statement issued yesterday by its National Publicity Secretary, Prince DayoAdeyeye also commended the judgment.
It said the judgment has renewed it’s faith in the nation’s judiciary and urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to continue to remain unbiased in all elections in the country.