Concerned Bayelsa PDP Stakeholders have condemned in strong terms the decision of Governor Seriake Dickson to zone the running mate of the party to Bayelsa West Senatorial Zone.
The concerned stakeholders in a statement described the decision of the governor as an outrageous political mistake that will work against the PDP in the November 16 governorship election.
The stakeholders in a statement issued by Chief Ere Opukiri and Mr. Omonibo ThankGod, rejected the governor’s action, saying it betrayed his earlier stance that he will not take the running mate to the West.
The statement wondered what has changed and called on the governor not to fall for the temptation of zoning the position to the West, especially Sagbama where he hails from.
They maintained that if he goes ahead with the decision, there will be mass exodus of members of the party, especially from the East which will reduce the chances of the PDP to retain the governorship.
According to them, they are shocked that Governor Dickson who was opposed to the ambition of Chief Fred Agbedi to take over from him because of zoning will now make a U-turn to favour his kinsman from Sagbama.