By Cyril Onoka
The Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson’s Reconciliation Committee set up by the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) has held her valedictory meeting yesterday in Abuja.
Governor Dickson, after a brief and emergency meeting at the Governor’s Lodge in Maitama preceded to the Caretaker Committee Chairman of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ahmed Markafi to officially inform him of the dissolution.
Governor Dickson said the idea to dissolve the Committee came from him and he was happy that the Caretaker Committee Chairman of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ahmed Markafi accepted the dissolution.
“We are very proud of the work we did, it took a lot of time, commitment and dedication which all of us have in abundance for the love of our country, our party, with the acknowledgement of that, I thought it was right for me discuss and interact with them and also pay homage to you with the committee member available and also congratulate you and our party, Dickson said.”
In his response, Senator Ahmed Markafi thanked the Committee for their efforts. He said he had to inform the stakeholders ahead of the Committee’s visit so as not to give it an interpretation that is not
“I also thank you for your tremendous service to the party. I want to categorically say that, all along, it has always been my believe to act in good faith, it is one to act in good faith, it is a different thing the party you want to reconcile reciprocate by acting and practice in good faith ” Markafi said.
He said that with the Supreme Court statement, there is no victor, no vanquish. He encouraged members to look for the way forward as the court has finally settled the legal matter facing the party. He said the Disciplinary Committee he set up is not out to get at any body from the past.
He assured Dickson that the party will continue to count on his support and the other members of the Committee should be prepared to play active role in the party.
He said is major aim now is to remodel, reshape and energies the party for 2019