Gov Dick­son re­calls ap­pointees, who lost PDP pri­maries

Sunday Trust - - NEWS - From Bassey Ye­nagoa Wil­lie,

The Bayelsa State gov­er­nor, Se­ri­ake Dick­son, has re­in­stated all po­lit­i­cal ap­pointees who re­signed their po­si­tions to con­test the pri­maries of the Peo­ples Demo­cratic Party (PDP) and lost. The gov­er­nor also or­dered the re­in­state­ment of all civil ser­vants who re­signed to con­test the same pri­maries back to their for­mer po­si­tions. The Spe­cial Ad­viser to the Gov­er­nor on Me­dia Re­la­tions, Mr. Fidelis Sori­wei, in a state­ment in Ye­nagoa yes­ter­day, quoted the gov­er­nor as giv­ing the di­rec­tive dur­ing a meet­ing with all the un­suc­cess­ful as­pi­rants of PDP, in the just con­cluded pri­maries in the state. The gov­er­nor said the civil ser­vants who were re­in­stated would com­mence re­ceiv­ing salaries from the date of re­sump­tion in line with the civil ser­vice re­forms in­tro­duced by his ad­min­is­tra­tion. He de­scribed the as­pi­rants of the PDP as the most loyal and ded­i­cated mem­bers of the party “for their com­mend­able po­si­tion even af­ter fail­ing to pick the party’s ticket for their re­spec­tive po­si­tions”. He said, “you did not go to other par­ties not be­cause you couldn’t. I know that the can­di­dates from the other par­ties can­not match you but you have stayed back. In fact you are the most loyal mem­bers of this party that I know. Loy­alty must be tested and proven. “I ap­pre­ci­ate sin­cerely, your sac­ri­fices and loy­alty. No hu­man event can be per­fect, if you are stead­fast and you stay in a party, what comes around goes around. “There is no­body here that has not held party ticket or gov­ern­ment ap­point­ment be­fore. So your at­ti­tude is com­mend­able.” Speak­ing ear­lier, the state chair­man of the PDP, Chief Moses Cleopas, com­mended party mem­bers and as­pi­rants for the unity af­ter the pri­maries.

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