Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State on Tuesday was at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja to meet President Muhammadu Buhari.
Dickson, who arrived the seat of power at about 2.00pm headed straight for the president’s office.
Emerging at about 2.15pm from President Buhari’s office, the governor politely turned down requests from State House correspondents for an interview.
Asked to explain his mission to the Presidential Villa, Mr. Dickson simply said: “No comment”.
But when asked if he was in the Villa to meet with President Buhari, Gov. Dickson responded: “I have not told you that I came to meet with the president”.
The Bayelsa governor later left for the Office of the Chief of Staff to the President before leaving the Aso Rock Villa.
Although Dickson refused to disclose his mission at the Presidential Villa, there is speculation it was connected to the forthcoming supplementary election in Bayelsa State.
The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, had fixed the supplementary election in the state for January 9, 2016.
Dickson of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and Timipre Sylva of the All Progressives Congress (APC) were the major contenders in the December 5 gubernatorial election, which was declared inconclusive by the INEC after widespread violence reportedly marred the exercise in Southern Ijaw local government area.
The PDP in Bayelsa State and officials of the Dickson administration had accused the APC and some politicians close to the Buhari government of colluding with the security agencies to intimidate voters and rig the election in favour of Mr. Sylva, who is a former governor of the state.