Posted by News Express | 26 December 2021 | 617 times
By MICHAEL EGIETHUA, Toru Orua
Former Bayelsa State Governor and current Senator representing Bayelsa West in the 9th Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria was given a rousing welcome at the Sagbama Junction, East West Road and his Country Home in his home town of Toru Orua on Friday, 24th of December, 2021 by women, youths and leaders of his senatorial District, led by Hon. Salo Adikumo, representing Constituency 3 in the State House of Assembly and other chieftains and leaders of the party.
Also in the mammoth crowd to receive Senator Dickson were Teams which emerged winners of the Six Constituencies in Sagbama/Ekeremo Local Government Areas who trooped out to receive their leader and senator.
Senator Dickson who is billed to receive the Constituency Champions of the Henry Seriake Dickson (HSD) Foundation which sponsored Ofurumapepe Football Competition, shifted the date for the official ceremony to Tuesday, 26th of December, 2021 on Boxing Day.
On arrival, Senator Dickson addressed ecstatic crowd of teeming supporters in his native Ijaw language mixed sparingly with English.
Senator Dickson said he was touched seeing people come out in their large numbers to wait for him at the Sagbama Junction, East West Expressway at about 7:30pm, despite his delayed flight.
During his stay, Dickson announced that the six champions of the ongoing community-based grassroots football competition, better known as the Ofurumapepe Cup, would be formally honoured on December 28, 2021.
He thanked all those who represented him and those who supported the tournament in the communities, the members of the Local Organizing Committee led by Tony Ogola, fans and community leaders, as well as stakeholders in Sports sector.
The HSD Foundation also recently unveiled the Nanaye Dickson Wrestling Tournament in Abuja where two Ijaw Wrestling Icons were recognized and honoured. This year's edition of the Nanaye Dickson Wrestling Tournament is expected to start next Week.
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