Resign Now, Diri Tells appointees Nursing Political Ambitions.
Senator Douye Diri, Governor of Bayelsa State, has called on his appointees who are pursuing political ambitions ahead of the 2023 elections to quit.
Diri said yesterday during the State Executive Council meeting at Government House in Yenagoa that such desire was respectable, but it should not come at the price of his administration’s successful service delivery.
According to a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Daniel Alabrah, despite the fact that 2022 is a political year, government will not be sacrificed on the altar of politics.
He emphasized that the administration still had time to deliver on its promises before the next governorship election in late 2023, and that cabinet members interested in other elective offices should not mix politics and governance, emphasizing that the state’s development should take precedence over politics.
This year, the state’s chief executive announced, there would be a monthly assessment of the actions of several ministries to verify that established objectives were reached.
He said: “We have few weeks to be two years in office. So, what is important now is what we have to show to the people of the state and to Nigeria in our two years in office and beyond it. What else can we still do as we still have time to still do more? The feedback from the people about our performance so far has been very encouraging.
“However, let me warn that any member of the state executive council that has one political ambition or the other to honourably resign. Any member of the cabinet that has such ambition should please send your resignation letter to Secretary to the State Government.
“It is legitimate for anyone to have ambition but we are one party, we are one government. Let not anyone’s ambition derail our governance and government. Just as we cannot stop anyone from having ambition, let no one stop the government from functioning.”