By Lateef Ibrahim
The Chairman of the National Reconciliation Committee of the People’s Democratic Party and Governor of Bayelsa State, Henry Seriake Dickson, has passionately appealed to aggrieved members of the party to stay and help to rebuild and reposition it for electoral victory.
Governor Dickson made the appeal while addressing aggrieved aspirants of the party who contested for various positions at the last National Convention of the party held in December 9 last year at the Wadata Plaza, Headquarters of the party, in Abuja on Thursday.
Dickson called on the aspirants and other members of the PDP to show more understanding, solidarity and a willingness to sacrifice for the general good of the party.
He commended the aspirants for demonstrating a willingness to sacrifice their individual interest for the progress of the party.
The governor explained that the meeting was designed to thank the membership of the PDP for clinging onto the party especially through “this trying period.”
9According to him, “This is an opportunity to thank you all for your contributions to the development, sustenance of our party especially at this trying period.
“If we had had this meeting three years ago, this place would have been filled to the brim but since after the unfortunate event where the change came and gave us a terrible change, it seems that even people who profited so much from our party, have gone to the other side and yet people like you, steadfast members of the party like you are still in the PDP.
“Let me use this opportunity to call for more understanding and solidarity by members of our party and greater willingness to sacrifice for the general good, to sacrifice individual ambition, individual interest for the greater good, which is what you people have clearly displayed.
“And I will like to also make a call to our party men now that they are seeing things clearly. People should not cross over to the other side, stay back, strengthen, rebuild and reposition this national platform that we already have.
“Let me use this opportunity to call for more understanding and solidarity by members of our party and greater willingness to sacrifice for the General good, to sacrifice individual ambition, individual interest for the greater good, which is what you people have clearly displayed”, he said.
Dickson said that the meeting was designed to effectively interact with the aspirants in order to hear their stories and the proffered solutions to the crisis rocking the party.