- A commissioner and two other top aides of Governor Seriake Dickson resign from his cabinet amid crisis in Bayelsa ahead of governorship election
- Markson Fefegha, one of the longest serving commissioners in the state, says his resignation is as a result of 'political uncertainty'
- It is believed that the three cabinet members may be sealing moves to defect from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)
The crisis in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ahead of the governorship election in Bayelsa has resulted in the resignation of three top members of Seriake Dickson's government.
Legit.ng learnt that one of those who resigned is the commissioner for mineral resources, Markson Fefegha.
The others, according to Daily Sun, are the special adviser on conflict resolution in oil and gas producing communities, Timipa Tiwei Orunimighe, the special adviser on governor’s office, Alamene Williams and the senior special assistant community development attached to the office of the deputy governor, Ombu Napoleon.
It was learnt that their resignation was the result of their grievances over the primary election which produced Senator Douye Diri as the PDP candidate ahead of the election.
Fefegha, who said his resignation would take effect from Friday, October 18, thanked the governor for the opportunity to serve.
He added: “But we do not live in a perfect world and sometimes circumstances intervene. After a period of deep reflection, I have decided to quit due to political uncertainty and other reasons personal to me.
I hope to dedicate my life and energy to other assignments that will be more acceptable to God and humanity in the near future.”
Fefegha was the director general of the campaign organisation of Rear Admiral Gboribiogha John Jonah, the deputy deputy-governor, during the primaries.
On his part, Orunimighe, a former chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) before defecting to the PDP, said his resignation is predicated on conflict of interest arising from intricacies that have characterised the 2019 governorship election in the state.
Legit.ng reported earlier that the deputy national publicity secretary of the APC, Yekini Nabena, recently joined traditional rulers in the state in in the state ahead of the November 16 governorship election.
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