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Resign if you want to contest election, Diri tells appointees

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Posted: January 13, 2022 at 4:52 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

 Bayelsa State Governor Douye Diri ordered has warned his appointees nursing political ambition in the 2023 general elections to resign in order not to derail governance in the state. 

The governor gave the order during the State Executive Council meeting at Government House, Yenagoa, on Wednesday.

He said: “I welcome you all to the first executive council meeting in this new year. This year holds so much for us as it precedes an election year.

“We have a few weeks to mark two years in office. So, what is important now is what we have to show to people of the state and to Nigeria in our two years in office and beyond it. What else can we still do as we still have time to still do more? The feedback from the people about our performance so far has been very encouraging.

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“However, let me warn that any member of the state executive council that has one political ambition or the other to honourably resign. Any member of cabinet that has such ambition should please send your resignation letter to Secretary to the State Government.

“It is legitimate for anyone to have ambition but we are one party, we are one government. Let not anyone’s ambition derail our governance and government. Just as we cannot stop anyone from having ambition, let no one stop the government from functioning.

“So, you can see where my warning is coming from. It is very difficult for you to combine your job and pursue your ambition. 

“For me and my deputy, the Constitution made it impossible for us to resign. So we continue in office to pursue our ambition.”

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