Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson wants political party officials in various positions of authority to take into consideration the supremacy of the party in all their dealings.
Governor Dickson gave the advice at the monthly meeting of party stalwarts and other stakeholders from the ward to the state level at its secretariat in Yenagoa.
As a product of the PDP, the Governor said he has always demonstrated commitment and loyalty to the party, stressing that he has been consistent in his monthly interactions with members at the party’s secretariat rather than in Government House.
Congratulating the party’s chairmanship candidates for emerging victorious at Local Government polls, Hon. Dickson charged them not to see themselves as sole administrators but consult and build consensus with the party chairmen in their areas to promote internal democracy within the PDP.
In his words: “I congratulate the local government chairmen and urge them to key into the spirit of the new Bayelsa at the ward and local government levels. They should exercise leadership and responsibility at that level; let them know we are a government of the party.”
The Governor described the last local government elections as the most free, fair and peaceful in the state, noting that PDP is the party with the vision to take Bayelsans to the next level.
He called on the helmsmen at the third tier of government to also work closely with government representatives at the local government areas to enhance security as they are closest to the people at the grass root especially in places where sea piracy and other criminal activities are rife.
“PDP is the party with a vision. PDP is the party to take our people to the promise land. The best is yet to come,”
In his remarks, Chairman of the state Peoples Democratic Party, Retired Colonel Sam Inokoba, urged members to contribute their quota towards building the party to an enviable height in the State.
According to Colonel Inokoba, the task ahead of the party was to garner support for Governor Seriake Dickson in the 2016 election and that of President Goodluck Jonathan in 2015.
He also called on members to shun rumour mongering as it could cause disaffection among the people of the state.