Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has inaugurated the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) reconciliation committee in the state with a mandate to reconcile aggrieved members after the party’s recent House of Assembly and National Assembly primaries.
Senator Diri, who inaugurated the committee on Tuesday during a meeting with candidates that emerged from the primaries, other aspirants as well as the party leadership at the government house, stressed that having concluded the primaries, it was imperative for all members to close ranks and work for the victory of the party in the 2023 elections.
Gov. Diri, also congratulated all the candidates and party’s officials for the successful conduct of the primaries, urging the candidates to be humble.
Diri stressed the need for them to reach out to their opponents to ensure that they work harmoniously for the party to win all the state and national assembly seats in the elections.
He said: “We are inaugurating the reconciliation committee, which is a standing committee, as enshrined in the constitution of our party. It is to address fallouts and outcome of our party’s primaries and see how best we can continue to remain as a party and put our best foot forward to ensure we are victorious come 2023.
“Our candidates have work to do. You all need to be humble. Please embrace your opponents. Your ability to win them over makes you a better politician because they might be the rock to salvage you.”
Chairman of the committee is Senator Rufus Inatimi-Spiff while Austin Lugbenwei is to serve as his deputy with Hon. Victor Vianana as secretary.