Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State has expressed confidence that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), will win the upcoming gubernatorial election in the state, despite defection by some party members to the All Progressive Congress (APC).
Dickson made the remark in Yenagoa, the state capital, during a media chat on Wednesday. He noted that the party was not disturbed by defection of its members.
He said: “Elections are by the people and not the leadership of a party. There is need to be interested in the structure to win an election.
“People should not allow themselves to be used or being bought or paid to decamp to a particular party that cannot win election in the state.
“I have the confident that our party, PDP will win, come Nov. 16. Even if 20 to 30 or more people decamp to APC, it does not affect our party. We are not shaking.
“Winning election is by building a workable system and structures; is by being committed. We are very confident to win because our candidate is the best.
“What we want in the state is peaceful poll. Our people should be ready to vote for the right candidate; even though, some have been induced with money. People are being paid to decamp but that’s not a problem.
“My duty is to support security agencies for peaceful conduct of the election. Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) should step up the game for free, fair and acceptable poll.