Mr. Seriake Dickson, the Governor of Bayelsa State, says his party, Peoples Democratic Party, would welcomes more defectors from All Progressives Congress and other political parties in the country.
Dickson, who happens to be the Chairman of Reconciliation Committee in PDP, South-South PDP Governors’ Forum, revealed the statement through his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Francis Ottah-Agbo.
The governor’s aide stated that his principal believes that PDP is the only true national party in Nigeria that can accommodate the interests of all Nigerians.
Dickson described PDP as a party for all, saying the emergence of former President Goodluck Jonathan as President of the country from the minority ethnic group proved it.
Ottah-Agbo stated, “Governor Seriake Dickson is excited by the defection of some politicians from the other party to the PDP. Many of them are simply returning home because they were members of the party.
“The governor is simply saying that more and more people who have left the PDP should return to the party because the PDP is the only true national party that can accommodate the interests of all Nigerians, including the minorities.
He revealed that Dickson wants the tempo of internal democracy that had been enthroned in the party to be sustained.
He added, “The governor recalled that the Uche Secondus-led National Working Committee has been doing things differently. Look at the primaries they conducted across the country; they have been free and fair.”