PDP Group Urges Diri To Maintain Rotation Agreement In Bayelsa West

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PDP Group Urges Diri To Maintain Rotation Agreement In Bayelsa West.

A Bayelsa State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) group known as the Bayelsa West Patriotic Front (BWPF) has urged Governor Douye Diri to stick to the existing rotation arrangement in the Bayelsa West senatorial district, which includes Ekeremor and Sagbama local government areas.

According to the organization, they established the senatorial district rotation concept to provide justice, fairness, and a sense of belonging in the party, and any attempt to disrespect the rotation principle will jeopardize the governor’s bid for a second term.

BWPF’s National Coordinator, Mr Owei Ebiagbe, said the governor should not be carried away by the accolades and encomiums showered on him by former governor and senator representing Bayelsa West, Seriake Dickson, noting that the former governor’s actions were suspicious and aimed at currying favor in order to scuttle the existing rotation agreement in Bayelsa West senatorial district.

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Despite Dickson’s antics in his attempt to torpedo the current rotational arrangement, Ebiagbe asked Diri to stick steady and preserve the governing PDP’s peaceful coexistence, according to a statement.

He noted that Diri must demonstrate the true statesmanship and upright leadership qualities for which he has become known in the last two years, as a son of Ayamasa community also in Tarakiri Clan of the Ekeremor LGA, one who is very familiar with the existing peace accord in the rotational principle, which he also helped to canvass while the former governor was openly declaring that he would only complete the unexpired term of Senator Lawrence Ehwrudjakpor.

Ebiagbe said: “We want to remind Diri that in taking this route, Dickson should be reminded that non can play God. He should be reminded again that God used him to salvage the people when Senator Heineken Lokpobiri attempted to toe this path of dishonour.”

“In the same way a Daniel will rise that will ensure that his submission that he will only complete the term for the Sagbama turn will be a reality.

“But what is more intimidating and of great concern is that the governor needs to know that his handling of this present situation will surely determine his acceptance and chances of re-election.

“Ekeremor and Sagbama people have set a trap for him and if he falls, he will have the entire Sagbama and Ekeremor move against him. His actions in standing tall for truth and upholding the peoples’ position will further raise his acceptance as a true and fearless leader and this will give him a second tenure giving his present record.

“I can authoritatively submit that if the governor supports Dickson irrespective of his victory or failure, the governor will lose massive political support and will not be re-elected as this will be a tool in the hands of the opposition and this will harm him very deeply.

“It is not in dispute that as we enter into this political season, such calls will come up and men of integrity are expected to honour such existing agreements not to further heat up the polity and also to create disunity.

“In Bayelsa State, such agreements in the senate and federal constituency rotations abound.”

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