PDP crisis: Dickson commends Northern caucus on solution


The Bayelsa State Governor and Chairman, Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) National Reconciliation Committee, Mr. Seriake Dickson Thursday, insisted that only political solution would take PDP out of its present crisis.

The governor in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Daniel Iworiso-Markson, commended party leaders and elders in the north for opting to support  a political solution.

Dickson further thanked the northern leaders for identifying with the recommendations and efforts of his committee to unite the party.

He noted that taking the path of finding a political solution to the current crisis remained a win-win option for everyone in the PDP.

He advised against taking hard positions adding that the northern PDP leaders’ position underscored their commitment to finding peace in the shortest possible time.

Dickson noted 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 statement said: “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.

“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”.

The governor pledged that his committee would continue to undertake the right path to ensure peace returned to the party.

The statement added: “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”.