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Dickson welcomes defecting Sylva loyalists, warns against premature ambition


YENAGOA – The Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson has formally received former loyalists of the former governor of the state, Timipre Sylva who are returning to the PDP, with a warning that they should not ”jump the gun nor be in a hurry to pursue their ambitions.
The governor, who promised the returnees proper integration into the party, described as “regrettable” the decision by Sylva to defect to the All Progressive Congress (APC).
According to the Dickson though the action of the former governor was within his right, it was lacking in patience as a loyal party man. He urged the former loyalists of Sylva to prevail on their former boss to come back to PDP.
Said Dickson,”What you are doing is right. What unites us is much more bigger than party affiliations. It is unfortunate that my good friend and your former boss took the path he has taken. Though regrettable, it was within his rights. We are delighted that you have decided to come back to strengthen your party. Every party is as strong as its members.”
Speaking earlier, Sylva’s former Deputy, Werinipre Seibarugu,said though they took the removal of their former boss, Timipre Sylva, in good faith, they found it disturbing that they were treated like outcasts by the PDP.
He noted that recent events including the declaration by Sylva for the APC has prompted the former aides under the aegis of the Ex-Bayelsa Government Officials Forum, to debunk the impression that the former governor defected with his former aides and appointees.
“We did not move to the APC with anyone. We remain bonafide members of the PDP and are committed to ensuring that the PDP wins election at all levels of the State”, he maintained. (LegisReports)

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