In a report signed by a spokesperson for the duo Kolawole Oredipe, the Director of New Media, stated that contrary to reports online, Governor Duoye Diri and Senator Henry Dickson relationship remains cordial.
“Our attention has been drawn to a mischief-induced report circulating online purporting a rift in the relationship between Governor Douye Diri and his immediate past predecessor and leader, Senator Henry Seriake Dickson.
The obviously orchestrated and sponsored report credited to one feckless Christopher Orukeme, who claimed to be a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain in Bayelsa State, is a product of the warped imagination of a political jobber doing the bidding of an opposition political party and his desperate sponsors.”
“This fresh attempt to create imaginary disaffection between two prominent Bayelsa PDP leaders will fail like other previous efforts.
The faceless author of the report claimed, albeit falsely, that social media aides of the two leaders were engaged in an imaginary media war.
It is indeed devilish for anyone to be promoting hatred between Governor Diri and Senator Dickson.”
“The truth remains that the two leaders enjoy a great relationship. It is, therefore, evident that the opposition in the state, which are still bruised after the shellacking they got in the recent general election, are uncomfortable with this chummy relationship. They equally know that the coherence and team work of the two leaders spell further political doom for them in the coming governorship election.”
Significantly, Governor Diri has repeatedly acknowledged the unflinching support of Senator Dickson for his administration and has no reason whatsoever to engage in any political war with him contrary to the mischievous claims of the sponsors of hatred and division.
It is even more embarrassing that a radio station in Yenagoa aired such a concocted content promoting hatred during its news bulletin against the broadcast principles enunciated by the National Broadcast Commission (NBC).
“For the umpteenth time, we urge all Bayelsans and the public in general to disregard such reports, which objective is to create an impression of disaffection where there was none. Governor Diri and Distinguished Senator Dickson’s relationship remains robust and cordial.”