President Buhari Meets With Governor Dickson in Abuja

Muhammadu Buhari, Bayelsa, Seriaki DicksonPresident Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday held a meeting with the Bayelsa State Governor, Seriacke Dickson, at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

The meeting, which lasted for about an hour,  was said to focus on how to unite Nigerian leaders across political lines, following the 2015 general elections and the attendant tribunal cases.

Speaking to State House correspondents after the meeting, Governor Dickson lauded the President’s non-interference in the elections in Bayelsa State, contrary to the propaganda that trailed the elections.President-Buhari-Meets-With-Dickson

He observed that President Buhari’s stance would go a long way to strengthen Nigeria’s democratic process.

The Governor also extended an olive branch to his opponents and the people of Bayelsa to join him in the development of the state.

Speaking on the way forward on militancy in the Niger Delta region, Mr Dickson upheld dialogue as the only solution, saying that military solution is not the right option.

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The President was paying tribute to late Oronto Douglas at the end of a commendation service in his honour at the Saint Peters Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, Yenegoa, Bayelsa State.

He said that Oronto was a dedicated and committed special adviser who stood by him till the end, without any sign of betrayal.

He said that Oronto was a dependable ally who will be missed at all times.
Oronto Douglas

The Bayelsa State Governor, Mr Seriake Dickson, in his tribute, extolled the selfless life Oronto Douglas lived and promised that the legacies he left behind should not be allowed to die.

Governor Dickson, who said that the experience and vast contacts of Douglas Oronto would be greatly missed, called on well meaning Nigerians to rally round the Oronto family to ensure that they do not suffer.

He also disclosed plans to give out scholarships up to university level to his children, as a token of appreciation of his life of service to the people of Bayelsa State.

As part of the tributes, children from the EK Clerk Preparatory School founded by Oronto Douglas, made a presentation in honour of their founder.

Douglas Oronto was a foremost environmental activist renowned for his intellectual articulation of the Niger Delta struggle.

He died on April 9, 2015, four months to his 49th birthday.