Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State says Nigeria is in need of a highly educated and competent President.
Dickson noted that the time had come for Nigeria to be led by a visionary leader, a nation builder and a true democrat.
A statement by the Special Adviser, Media Relations to the Governor, Mr Fidelis Soriwei, quoted the governor as making the comment while playing the host to a presidential aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party and Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal, and members of his campaign team at the Government House, Yenagoa.
Dickson stressed that time had come for Nigeria to produce a detribalised consensus builder as President with a consciousness that he had a responsibility to all Nigerians.
The governor also said that those in leadership positions in the county had a key responsibility to rescue the country come 2019.
“Nigeria needs a competent leader, an educated leader. I know you all; all your certificates are genuine. Nigeria needs a nation builder, a bridge builder. Nigeria needs a democrat and I know you are all of these.
“The nation needs a detribalised consensus builder who knows that he has a responsibility to all; we have got a responsibility to rescue this nation.”
Dickson restated the position of Bayelsa State, the Ijaw nation and associates in the Niger Delta that the 2019 election would be a referendum on restructuring.