The Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), Bayelsa state has described as the handiwork of mischief makers, the recent report captioned, ‘First Lady’s Ploy to Hijack Bayelsa, Rivers Thickens’ published by one of the leading national newspapers in the country.
Describing the PDP in Bayelsa State, as a formidable family, the party in a statement maintained that, the report is a calculated attempt at disrupting the existing peace and cordial relationship between the first family and the party in the State, including Governor Seriake Dickson, who has remained resolute in his commitment and pursuit in promoting an all-inclusive, peaceful and stable polity in the state.
“Governor Seriake Dickson remains the leader of the party and we are not aware of any plan of any person or group of persons to hijack the structure of the party from him.
According to the statement, “there is cordial relationship between the President and the Governor contrary to the report being orchestrated by some elements that, do not mean well for the state.”
It further noted that, to demonstrate its support for the President and the Governor, the leadership of the party at the state level recently passed a vote of confidence on the two of them.
The party therefore, wondered why “some people somewhere are working in the opposite direction, when everybody, including Governor Dickson is working towards returning the President come 2015.
The statement adds that, the idea of using the media to fly unnecessary kites is not good for the image of the state, the First family and even the Governor, stressing that, whoever has anything to offer the state, should come forward, when the time comes and not to overheat the polity.
“The PDP in Bayelsa State will resist any attempt by disgruntled and misguided elements to turn the state to a theatre of war. They cannot be throwing stones from outside, all in the name of playing politics.
“We know their antecedents and so do everybody in the state. People are now wiser. The era of political thuggery is over in the state for good. We therefore, call on all party faithfuls in the state and indeed all Bayelsans to disregard and ignore the move by mischief makers, especially at this season of heightened political activities to disrupt the existing peace and harmony in the state.
“What should be of paramount concern to everybody in the state, is how to deliver President Goodluck Jonathan in the 2015 election and not this kindergarten politics being played by some people.
Col. Sam Inokoba, Rtd
Chairman, PDP, Bayelsa State
Bayelsa State Government Press Release