Governor of Bayelsa State and Chairman, Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) National Reconciliation Committee, Henry Seriake Dickson, has commended party leaders and elders in the north for opting to support a political solution to the current crisis in the party.
He also commended them for their recommendations on his committee’s efforts to find enduring peace in the party.
The governor stressed that taking the path of finding a political solution to the current crisis remains a win-win option for everyone in the PDP.
He advised against taking hard stances, noting that the northern PDP leaders’ position underscores their commitment to finding peace in the shortest possible time.
Dickson in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Daniel Iworiso-Markson, said that at a time the party needed to put its house in order, personal interests must give way to the overall survival of the PDP.
“The Governor commends the PDP northern leaders for opting for a political solution in the resolution of the party’s leadership crisis. He thanks them for accepting this option and their unalloyed commitment to the PDP as a party”, the statement said.
“This alternative remains a win-win option for our dear party. We must put aside our egos and sink our differences, so that collectively, we can face the challenges ahead”.
Dickson pledged that his committee would continue to do what is right to ensure that peace returns to the party and sought the continuous cooperation of all PDP leaders and members.
“The Governor thanks them (PDP leaders) for their suggestions and recommendations. He appreciates their suggestions on the need for a political solution. He also welcomes more suggestions, since the committee’s recommendations are not cast in stone”, the statement said.