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Gov Seriake Dickson settles lingering Imo PDP crisis


The chairman of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) Peace and Reconciliation Committee and Governor of Bayelsa State, Hon Henry Seriake Dickson on Wednesday made another history by reconciling the warring factions of the party in Imo State.

The meeting was held at the Bayelsa State Governor’s Lodge, Asokoro in Abuja, lasted for several hours.

The factions in a communiqué jointly issued resolved to unite and join forces to strengthen the PDP and ensure the victory of the party in all elections beginning with the March 19th rerun in Imo North Senatorial zone.  

The leaders promised to be loyal to the National Working Committee (NWC) and the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the party.

They also resolved to cooperate with the national leadership to conduct the forth coming congresses in a free and fair manner in line with the party’s constitution. 

The meeting also resolved to hold an all-inclusive leadership meeting of party in Owerri, Imo State under the chairmanship of Governor Dickson.

The communiqué was signed by two former governors of the state, Achike Udenwa and Ikedi Ohakim; Senator Hope Uzodinma and former speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Emeka Ihedioha.

Other are former Minister of Aviation, Dr. Kema Chikwe, Senator Chris Anyanwu, Senator Samuel Anyanwu, Senator Athan Achonu, Col. Austine Akobundu (retd) and pioneer chairman of the PDP in Imo, Chief Innocent Nwoga. 

The meeting was also attended by former senators, former ministers and ambassadors, all former state chairmen of the party led by the pioneer chairman, Chief Innocent Nwoga and many others. 

Dickson thanked the party leaders and elders for taking the path of peace in the overall interest of the party and promised to translate the good news to the party leadership. 

Following the resolve of the NWC of the PDP to unite its membership and strengthen the party across the country, PDP P National Chairman, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff had set up a peace and reconciliation committee headed by the Dickson. 

The committee swung into action by convening a meeting of leaders and elders of PDP in Imo State at the Bayelsa State Governor’s Lodge, Asokoro.

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