Jonas Wiskey in Bayelsa
A former governor of Jigawa State, Alhaji Sule Lamido has described
Bayelsa State Governor, Henry Seriake Dickson, as a role model for the
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and a symbol of excellence for
politicians to emulate.
Lamido made the assertion, while fielding questions from Government
House correspondents in Yenagoa, after a one day official visit and
inspection of project sites in Yenagoa, in the company of other former
governors and PDP stalwarts.
The former governor of Jigawa State disclosed that, the ministers
forum as they are called is going round the PDP States to reconcile
aggrieved members and unify the party to make it more cohesive for
According to him, the PDP is the only party that can keep Nigeria
united, as it is in every house, community and state, adding that
their mission in Bayelsa was very successful.
He emphasised that the visit was symbolic, as it will inspire the
party membership to have confidence in the party in its bid to
reposition it to achieve greater heights, stressing that, the forum
captures every complexion of the party, made up of former governors,
ministers and other stakeholders.
“The delegation of ministers forum captures every complexion of the
PDP, made up of about thirty members, comprising former governors,
National Assembly members and ambassadors to make sure the party
reconciles its aggrieved members”, the governor stated.
Also speaking, Governor Seriake Dickson described the visitors as a
source of inspiration to him and the government of the State and
called on all strata of the party to work towards moving the party to
new and enviable heights.
Dickson explained that the party’s future had been discussed, as he
expressed his hope in the party to overcome its challenges and forge a
Other members of the forum on the delegation include the former
governors Boni Haruna and Malam Ibrahim Shekarau of Adamawa and Kano
States, former deputy governor of Osun State, Olusola Obada,
Ambassador Ibrahim Kazaure, former ministers Abba Moro and Josephine