Mr Tare Porri, a first-time member of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has disclosed that Governor Seriake Dickson made it possible for him to become a legislator.
He told journalists in an interview in Yenagoa that he owed his membership of the sixth Bayelsa legislature to Dickson, who approved the nomination of his candidature to represent Ekeremor Constituency One.
Porri was among the 23 lawmakers who were sworn in on the floor of the House during the official inauguration of the state sixth Assembly in Yenagoa on Thursday.
Before the 2019 general election, he was the chairman of the Ijaw Youth Council (IYC), central zone, while serving as Dickson’s Special Assistant on Youths in Ekeremor Local Government Area, and later as special adviser to the governor.
The new lawmaker said he was grateful to Dickson for appointing him to serve in his administration, promising to use his legislative privilege to support the governor to finish his tenure successfully.
He also pledged to work with the new speaker, Tonye Isenah, the leadership of the House as well as other lawmakers to ensure good bills were passed for the good governance of Bayelsa.
, “I thank my father, mentor, leader and the governor-general of the Ijaw nation for counting me worthy to be selected during party primary election.
“I’m grateful to be part of His Excellency, Governor Seriake Dickson-led administration and we are going to use this opportunity to support him in order to enable him finish strong.