Thursday, 29 August 2019

Bayelsa Guber: Crisis Rocks Restoration Group

Ahead of the Bayelsa governorship primary scheduled for September 3, the Restoration Group of Governor Seriake Dickson is presently enmeshed in crisis. Recall that the Governor and the Chairman of the state chapter of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had boasted that the candidate for the governorship must come from the Restoration Group.

However, some members of the group have expressed displeasure over the plan to narrow the choice of candidate to two aspirants. A member of the group, Ebi Mills yesterday condemned the choice of Sen. Diri Douye and Kamela Okara as possible choice of the group. The aggrieved member said that such an action is capable of destabilizing the group and creating bad blood among the members.

He added that the Restoration Group should be allowed to pick its candidate, adding that a candidate should not be foisted on them.

Mill said: "This plan of trying to impose a candidate on us is highly condemnable; it should not be tolerated at all by any of us. The action if carried out is enough to destabilize the Restoration Group. "Members of the group are matured enough to select its candidate and besides, the aspirants should be allowed to go to the field and slug it out. "This idea of imposing a candidate will not help the party in this coming election; it will succeed in exposing the party’s weakness. The national leadership of the party should wade into this development before it is too late."

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