The Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, has asked his appointees seeking elective positions to resign their appointments on or before August 15, 2018.
Dickson gave the directive during an interactive meeting with all political appointees at the DSP Alamieyeseigha Memorial Banquet Hall, Yenagoa, a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Francis Ottah-Agbo, said on Saturday.
The governor said the directive was in line with the guidelines of the Peoples Democratic Party for the forthcoming elections.
Dickson was quoted as saying that the meeting was convened as one of the proactive steps to prepare the minds of the appointees towards the elections.
He specifically directed all affected appointees to apply themselves to the standard practice of tendering their resignation letters to the Office of the Secretary to the State Government for proper acknowledgement and documentation.
The governor, who re-emphasised the need for prospective aspirants to fervently pray and consult all critical stakeholders, insisted that the PDP would only yield its platform only to those with the pedigree to win elections in their various constituencies.
According to the governor, the PDP will once again demonstrate its dominance in the politics of Bayelsa by winning all the state and national assembly seats, because of the laudable successes recorded by his administration.
Dickson said, “For those who want to contest an election, you are in politics because you are ambitious. It is not a bad thing that you want to contest an election, to offer yourself for service. Pray well because by faith all power comes from God. Consult well too because in this game, the tools are humans and we are in the business of serving human beings.’’
In his contribution, the Special Adviser on Political Matters, Fyneman Wilson, said the meeting was convened by the governor to sensitise the appointees to the requirements of the party and to avoid litigation during and after the elections.