The Governor said the power of the people is the best armoury the PDP could use to relaunch itself in 2019.
Bayelsa State Government, on Tuesday, described as false claims in some quarters that it has laid off some civil servants following the preliminary findings of the Judicial Commission of Inquiry into the malfeasance in the public sector.
It however clarified that the salaries of some workers were suspended as a result of the discovery of alleged irregularities in their credentials, age falsification, unusual promotion and other forms of payroll fraud.
The Reconciliation Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has promised to address all issues and grievances arising from its just-concluded elections and national convention.
The committee said that, although the convention was a huge success, the PDP believes that, in such a magnitude exercise there must be concerns to be addressed.
The Chairman of the committee and Governor of Bayelsa State, Henry Seriake Dickson, gave the assurance during a press conference held in Abuja on Monday night.
A press release signed by the Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Mr. Daniel Iworiso-Markson, stated that the funds due to state governments have not been released because of the failure of the Federal Government to hold the crucial meeting of the Federal Accounts and Allocation Committee for the month of November.
Iworiso-Markson explained that the non-release of the funds was responsible for the delay in the payment of the salaries of workers for the month of November.
His Excellency, Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson, Governor of Bayelsa State has approved the appointment of a Special Adviser on Agriculture Financing.
He is Roger Obubor.
He will be sworn in at a date to be announced later.
Similarly, Governor Dickson has approved the appointment of Hon. James Agari as an Executive Director in the Bayelsa State Board of Internal Revenue.
Hon. Agari’s appointment is with immediate effect.
Francis Ottah Agbo
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Bayelsa State
Dickson said in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media Relations Mr. Fidelis Soriwei, that the leadership of the PDP had a responsibility to come up with a candidate from the northern part of the country to actualize the project to recapture power from the APC.
The Governor advised that the leadership of the PDP should not focus excessive attention on the forthcoming national convention of the party scheduled for December 9, 2017.
The cattle dealer and three of his aides were shot to death at his private abattoir in Yenagoa on Saturday, December 2, 2017.
The deceased cattle dealer was a member of the State Committee for the Management and Control of Ranches, and Chairman Cattle Breeders Association (CBA) in the state.
Th Chief of Staff, Government House, Rt. Hon. Talford Ongolo, who represented the Governor of Bayelsa State, Hon Seriake Dickson, in a visit to commiserate with the families of the deceased, condemned the reprehensible act.
Governor Dickson in a brief condolence message said he was deeply saddened by the loss of the former First Lady’s brother.
“My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family on this great loss. I offer you and your family my thoughts and prayers at this time. May God comfort, strengthen and give you peace to bear the loss.”
Engr. Sokobe is being interred today in Okrika, Rivers State.
Governor Dickson, while paying glowing tributes to the Imo State First Lady on Saturday in Owerri during her 50th birthday celebration, said she is a mother that is committed to service within Imo State and beyond.
Dickson, who chaired the event, said in a press release by his Special Adviser on Public Affairs, Daniel Alabrah, that Mrs. Okorocha has proved herself to be a great family woman and an exceptional mobiliser of the womenfolk.
Governor Dickson stated this in Yenagoa, at the swearing-in ceremony of the new Secretary to the State Government, Barr. Kemela Okara, a former Governorship candidate in the 2012 election.
In a press statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Francis Ottah Agbo, the Governor noted that, there will not be any meaningful progress and development in society, if leaders at all levels fail to exhibit the right values and discipline in carrying out their statutory duties.