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Bayelsa West: Ekeremor councillors back Dickson

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From Simon Utebor, Yenagoa

Councillors of 12 wards in Ekeremor council of Bayelsa State have vowed to preserve the zoning on National Assembly seats between Sagbama and Ekeremor.

Bayelsa West comprises Sagbama and Ekeremor councils, making up Sagbama/Ekeremor Federal Constituency.

Deputy Leader of the House of Assembly, who represents Ekeremor Ward 6, Pimo Sylvester, said the agreement to share the Senate and House of Representatives seat between Sagbama and Ekeremor for eight years was beyond party.

Sylvester said: “We just had a meeting with former Governor Seriake Dickson on his senatorial ambition. There is a long standing agreement on zoning of National Assembly seats. The agreement was reached by the people, and it goes beyond parties. This unwritten power sharing arrangement is for eight years, and this is the time for Sagbama, not Ekeremor.

“We are standing behind our former governor, who is from Sagbama, and we shall oppose any person coming from Ekeremor because it is unjust and unfair. We want Dickson to go to the Senate to speak for the Ijaw. We believe in him… .”

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