The Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson has pleaded with politicians to leave him out of the interim order issued by a State High Court sitting in Sagbama, restraining the National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress from adopting direct primary for its rescheduled August 31 governorship primary.
Speaking through his Special Adviser on Media Relations, Mr. Fidelis Soriwei, Dickson said he was too focused to be distracted by a failed attempt to drag his name into the internal problems of the APC in the state.
The statement noted that the PDP which has been in control in Bayelsa since the commencement of democratic governance in 1999 did not need any secret deal with the APC to defeat the opposition party.
He said that there was no such deal contrary to the mischievous rumour about purported meetings.
According to Soriwei, the Governor’s major focus was to produce a credible candidate that would defeat any candidate presented by the APC in the November 16, 2019 gubernatorial contest in the state.
He assured Bayelsans that the candidate of the PDP would run on the record of performance, enthronement of peace and stability he has brought to the governance culture of Bayelsa State.
Dailypost gathered that some aggrieved members of the party, Japan Christopher, Evinson Oyindeyinfa, Oddu Ovinmiebi and Obiriki Isaiah, yesterday, obtained an interim order stopping the party’s primary from the High Court presided over by Justice E. G. Omukoro.
He called on the leadership of the APC to prepare for an election and not a war stressing that the party had a penchant to use federal forces to main and kill during elections as was the case in the last election.
He stressed that Governor Dickson led the PDP on several occasions including the last general elections defeated the APC even when the party had become an opposition party at the national level.
He urged the APC to focus on their internal problems and to leave the PDP and its aspirants to plan and execute the next victory against the APC.
He stated further that the PDP was only waiting, once again, to confront the APC in the election.
He called on the leadership of the APC to prepare for an election and not a war, stressing that the party had a penchant to use federal forces to kill during elections as was the case in the last election.