This is the time to reconcile and unite the people of Bayelsa State, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has charged the Governor-elect of Bayelsa State, Douye Diri.
The National Chairman of the party, Prince Uche Secondus, made the charge in Abuja on Friday while congratulating Diri and his deputy, Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo.
The duo were at the PDP campaign office in Abuja to present their Certificate of Return to the leadership of the party.
Speaking at the occasion, Secondus who spoke on the need to reconcile the people of the state, urged them to “quickly go to work; embrace everyone regardless of their lineages or parties, because this is what PDP represents.”
His words: “This is the time to establish the truth and reconciliation committee for the benefit and genuine reconciliation of all Bayelsans. There will be no victor, there will also be no vanquished.
“So, we urge the new governor-elect and deputy governor-elect to quickly go to work; embrace everyone regardless of their lineages or parties, because this is what PDP represents.
“We believe in the rule of law and our matters are very clear. If it is on point of law, no argument, no protest; if it is not point of law, we will ask question.
“We do not just make protests or argue or issue statements on ordinary ground. If we have ground, we will ask. On this matter in Bayelsa State, it was on point of law and the rule of law has taken place.
“God has given you power, not man. So, go and be good ambassadors of the nation, your state and the party. There shall not be rancour.’’
He added: “It is not about party, but the service you are going to render to the people of Bayelsa should be uppermost in your mind, and that is how to build a nation.
“Our nation is in distress, but with the calibre of yourself — the governor-elect — and the deputy governor-elect, we will begin to heal the wound, we will begin to rebuild this nation and bring everyone together.
“The PDP stands for the unity of our country, the PDP stands for all-inclusiveness. The PDP stands for the future of the young generation of our country.
“We are in it together to work with you and we believe that as you go back now for the swearing-in ceremony, all Bayelsa people will give you the necessary cooperation.”