No rift between Governor and Dickson, they are united for a greater Bayelsa, says Diri’s aide

Yenagoa—The Executive Assistant to the Bayelsa State Governor on Public Affairs and Social Orientation, George Turnah has said there is no rift between the Governor of Bayelsa State, Senator Douye Diri and former Governor Seriake Dickson contrary to stories making the rounds.

In a statement titled “setting the records straight” which was obtained by, Turnah stressed that the leaders are brothers and would remain so for long.

Turnah who is a former Special Adviser to an ex-Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, maintained that the duo more than anything else is united and committed to a common agenda of developing Bayelsa and by extension the Ijaw nation.

The statement reads: “No rift between H.E Sen. Douye Diri (Governor of Bayelsa State) and his brother and partner in progress H.E Sen. Henry Seriake Dickson.

“The leaders are united in same agenda and one purpose. It will be clearer to all in the coming days that the two leaders more than anything else, think Bayelsa/Ijaw Nation first and place the interest of our land and people far and above every other consideration.

“They have over the years left no one in doubt that our development and progress as a people remain paramount in their thoughts.

“Let’s continue to pray for peace and progress in our land; in Bayelsa State/Ijaw Nation let there be light. ” had reported that a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Bayelsa State, Hon. Ebike Eyeariade, said all is not well in the PDP in Bayelsa state.

Eyeariade maintained that there are seemingly two factions in the Bayelsa state PDP that are engaged in a power tussle and as well jostling for elective positions in the state.

He noted that the two factions are loyal to Governor Douye Diri and Senator Seriake Dickson respectively with each faction trying to outmaneuver the other in getting juicy positions in the current administration and the party.

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