The Governor of Bayelsa State, Seriake Dickson, has warned politicians aspiring to various positions in the state in 2015 on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to guard their utterances and actions in order not to mislead the public.
He also reaffirmed his support for President Goodluck Jonathan and asked the political class and indigenes of state to support the president’s re-election bid.
There were reports of disaffection among the PDP members in the state over the zoning of political offices.
Some senior members of the Dickson administration were reportedly angling to replace some members of the National Assembly from the state.
In a statement signed by his media aide, Daniel Iworiso-Markson, on Saturday, the governor warned the politicians not to make reckless statements that could be used by the opposition against the state.
“Party faithful, especially those seeking elective positions and their supporters should be mindful of their utterances and actions, as same could be used by the opposition to paint a wrong or misleading position of the state of affairs in the State,” he said.
Mr. Dickson also restated his resolve to “carry on with the policies and programmes of his restoration agenda, despite the dwindling resources of the state, occasioned by revenue shortfalls from the Federation Accounts.”
He renewed his call on Bayelsans to remain supportive of the government, saying it meant well for them.
The state chapter of the PDP, Mr. Dickson said, remained “one peaceful, united and focused family” under the leadership of President Goodluck Jonathan and himself.
He said he and the president, an indigene of the state, were working together for the good of the state and the nation.
“The PDP in Bayelsa State is working collectively and rallying the needed support for President Goodluck Jonathan and the party to achieve maximum success in next year’s elections,” he said.