Senator Dickson Warns Mischief Makers Against Establishing Division In The Bayelsa PDP
The immediate past Governor of Bayelsa State and Senator representing Bayelsa West, Chief Henry Seriake Dickson, has warned mischief makers against instigating needless division in the Bayelsa PDP.
He warned politicians who are out to cause disaffection among the leadership of the party over issues not unconnected with the 2023 general elections to desist forthwith.
He enjoined them to remember the mercy and grace of God, which blessed the party’s joint effort to retrieve its stolen mandate, in an effort led by him to midwife the advent of the current administration.
Senator Dickson spoke in a statement by his Media Adviser, Mr. Fidelis Soriwei, in Abuja on Monday.
He said, “My attention has been drawn by my media aides to a scurrilous, anonymous article making the rounds whose objective is aimed at sowing a seed of discord in the Bayelsa PDP.”
“I know that in a political period like this, a lot of grievances and disappointments will find expression in faceless articles or statements, which, if not carefully managed, can create a crisis and a negative atmosphere.
The former Governor said that he had always made it known to political aspirants and indeed the PDP family that he didn’t have any preferred candidate outside of those to be endorsed and supported by the Governor and the stakeholders.
As I have always maintained, in a political period, all ambitions are legitimate. People should pray, consult, and work hard.”
In my current position, I do not have any special candidates for the forthcoming election. As a father to all in the PDP, the candidates I will support are the candidates endorsed by the Governor and the stakeholders across the state. I know that several people may feel disappointed that I am not endorsing or pushing for them.
I believe the Governor, as the leader of the party, leading the consultations with stakeholders and leaders and managing the aspirations of members, will look into all emergent issues and resolve them accordingly in the interest of the party.
I have decided to limit my role to the provision of necessary advice and guidance to the Governor and stakeholders whenever that is required, and no amount of blackmail will change that.
The Governor and I are in regular consultations on important issues.
He congratulated Governor Diri on the commissioning of the New Yenagoa City Bridge, completed by his administration, and the road, which was also initiated by the Restorative Government but completed by the Diri Administration in the spirit of continuity.
With this development, the New Yenagoa City project, another big dream of my government has come alive, and all allottees can now plan to contribute to the building of a truly befitting modern state capital.
Already, the Prosperity Administration has led the way by citing the Commissioners’ Quarters in the new city.
He said that these are the big issues of interest and concern to me, not the pettiness, divisiveness, or mischief being peddled.
He also commended the Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal, who he described as his friend and brother, for finding the time to visit Bayelsa to commission these important projects.
He said that his major concern is to rally behind the Governor and the stakeholders to sustain the PDP’s dominance of political power in Bayelsa.
“I am looking forward to joining the Governor and the stakeholders to campaign for the victory of our candidates in the next election, the Senator said.