As the political battle for the mantle to direct the affairs of Bayelsa State heats up, some aspirants will be dangling the carrot at political major players for political support, relying on their huge financial resources to sway lots of people in support of their governorship ambition. Some will even attempt to bribe the present governor if given the chance. This they believe can be a major determinant in clinching the PDP gubernatorial ticket.
But, the acquisition of power does not solely depends on bidding for power, but by the power of God who gives power. Chief Pere Williams Onyeke like the scriptural David who was anointed by Samuel (1 Samuel 16:13) has been anointed to take over the mantle of leadership of Bayelsa State, a credible and worthy leader, a man with the fear of God, a graduate of Business Administration, a man with vast administrative skills.
Gov. Henry Seriake Dickson in his wisdom understands the importance of God in choosing his successor. This was evidently echoed in his address to clerics in the state that his successor will be chosen through prayers and consultations.
It gladdens my heart to say God has already chosen. The one anointed to be the next governor might not necessarily be adorned with gold apparel or possess earthly riches to bid for the number one seat of the state but he deserves the seat. God of heaven in his infinite wisdom is using the foolish things to confound the wise. He says, “ As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways”…God is interested in the affairs of Bayelsa.
The man Chief Pere Williams Onyeke is the chosen one by God to take over the mantle of leadership. The voice of God is the voice of the people. Gov. Dickson will be happier leaving Bayelsa in the hands of Chief Pere Williams who will continue to build upon the legacies of the present administration. Chief Pere Williams is ready to set a record and also break records. Bayelsans will forever be grateful to Gov. Dickson for allowing God to choose his successor in Chief Pere Williams Onyeke.