Governor of Bayelsa state and a chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Seriake Dickson, has discarded partisan politics for statesmanship by mobilising members of the national assembly from the state to ensure clearance of the ministerial nominee, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri, who dumped PDP.
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Governor Dickson, who made the call, when the members under the aegis of National Assembly Caucus Forum paid a condolence visit to him in government house, Yenagoa, over the demise of former governor, Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, urged them to always commit themselves to the unity and progress of the state.
Senator Lokpobiri was one of the prominent PDP members who defected to the All Progressive Congress (APC), ditching Governor Dickson’s second tenure project.
Dickson stressed that the development of Bayelsa was paramount regardless of party affiliations or personal interest, expressing his resolve to collaborate with representatives of the state at the national level towards accelerating the pace of development.
He lauded members of the National Assembly from the state to partner with the state government with a view to actualizing its vision, noting that development of the state was a collective responsibility.
On the death of Alamieyeseigha, the governor described the late ex-governor as one of the foremost Ijaw leaders, whose demise has created a vacuum, noting that, one cannot query God, because He giveth and He taketh.
Also speaking, the chairman of the Bayelsa State National Assembly Caucus Forum, Senator Foster Ogola representing Bayelsa West Senatorial district, said Alamieyeseigha was a political colossus, who laid the foundation for the development of the state.
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Recounting the Ijaw leader’s achievements while he was governor, Senator Ogola pointed out that, he represented the voice of the Ijaw people across the country and protected their interest.
Highpoint of the visit was the signing of the condolence register by members of the assembly.
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