Bayelsa Primaries: Gov. Dickson moves to reconcile aggrieved PDP aspirants

September 7, 2019
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Governor Seriake Dickson and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have begun a reconciliatory process to resolve grievances arising from the primaries.

A statement by Dickson’s Chief Press Secretary Fidelis Soriwei confirmed that some frontline aspirants met with the governor after the election which produced Senator Douye Diri.

The governor was quoted as saying, “the party’s leadership would contact other aspirants to restore them back to the family.”

Some aspirants, who met with the governor, are Deputy Governor Rear Admiral John Jonah (rtd); Keniebi Okoko, chief of staff in the Government House Talford Ongolo.

Dickson praised the 21 contestants for their maturity and sportsmanship reappointed Ongolo, who resigned to contest the primaries.

The governor advised the political class, “to be tolerant and show maturity ahead of the November 16 election.”

He called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and other relevant agencies to conduct a credible poll.

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