Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa has warned aspirants jostling for the flag of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to shun brigandage and hooliganism in the forthcoming party primaries in the state.
Governor Dickson handed down the warning Monday while addressing an expanded PDP stakeholders’ meeting comprising elders, state caucus members and all aspirants on the platform of the party.
In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media Relations, Fidelis Soriwei, the governor stressed the need for all the aspirants to pursue their political ambitions within the ambit of the law and the rules of the game.
Governor Dickson said, in spite of the increasing rate of insecurity in parts of the country, Bayelsa remained one of the most stable and peaceful states in the federation.
He stressed that he was passionate about handing over a peaceful and stable state to his successor.
To this end, he said no efforts would be spared in keeping the state secure for business and other meaningful activities to sustain its stability and progress.
While commending the aspirants for the sense of maturity and brotherliness they have exhibited so far, the governor urged them to sustain the warm relationship for the greater good of the party and state in general.
He also called on them to cooperate with security agencies and statutory organs of the PDP to enable the party to replicate the success it achieved in the last presidential primaries that held in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital.
Governor Dickson, who assured the aspirants of a level playing ground, suggested that all delegates for the September 3 primaries should be accommodated according to their respective councils in the hotels in Yenagoa few days to the convention.
The governor added that all the aspirants should have easy access to the delegates at all time.
According to him, such arrangement would not only make it easy for the aspirants to get access to the delegates but also enhance security of the entire process.
Briefing newsmen on the outcome of the meeting, the state PDP chairman, Mr Moses Cleopas, explained that the meeting was convened to foster greater unity and fairness among all stakeholders, particularly the aspirants.