Kaduna—As the Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP, rebrands itself for the future, Chairman of the National Reconciliation Committee of the party and Governor of Bayelsa State, Mr Seriake Dickson has advised PDP leaders to refrain from court actions as well as making provocative statements.
According to the governor, resorting to provocations and litigations will jeopardise the on-going reconciliation in the party.
Dickson in statement by his Special Adviser on Media Relations, Francis Agbo, in Kaduna when his committee visited the Caretaker Chairman of PDP, Senator Ahmed Makarfi at his country home, in Kaduna, weekend, noted that the problems confronting the party were political and can only be resolved through political solution embedded in constructive dialogue, persuasion, genuine forgiveness and true reconciliation.
Quoting from the holy book, he said God rewards those who make peace, adding that all PDP leaders must work together for “our great party to regain its lost glory.”
The governor called on all contending forces to embrace dialogue in the settlement of disagreements.
He said: “People should resort to political solution and political solution comes by robust engagements, not litigation in the law courts. I see our great party emerge stronger, after the ruins of the past, I see a rebirth of a better PDP, and this process we have begun with reconciliation because we realise that this vision of rebirth can only come to pass if we all, irrespective of our interest, work as one.”
Assuring Senator Makarfi that all PDP governors were solidly behind him, Governor Dickson said he was in Kaduna to consult with the chairman on the way forward for “Our great party, PDP and country.”
Meanwhile, Makarfi expressed confidence in the ability of Governor Dickson’s committee to unite all aggrieved parties even as he assured that the PDP will reclaim federal power in 2019 because according to him, PDP is only on “sabbatical.”
After Kaduna, the governor left for Jigawa State where his team was received by the former Minister of Foreign Affairs and Governor of Jigawa State, Alhaji Sule Lamido in his country home at Bamaina, Birnin-Kudu Local Government Area of the state.