Party supporters dance carries a banner with picture of Nigerian President and Presidential candidate of the ruling People's Democratic Party Goodluck Jonathan during a rally in Lagos on January 8, 2015. Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan on Thurs ~ PIUS UTOMI EKPEI
Abuja - Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, said indiscipline within the party cost its leader Goodluck Jonathan in the recent presidential elections.
He has thus established a committee to examine the performance and conduct of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) leaders during the just-concluded Presidential, National and State Assembly Elections.
State Deputy Governor Gboribiogha, John Jonah, heads the committee.
He has a two-week period to submit an interim report to the government.
Dickson said the committee is also expected to determine and recommend steps to be taken against those, who worked contrary to the party’s interests during the general elections.
The governor warned serious consequences awaited any member of the party who engaged in anti party activities during the election.
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He emphasized the importance of party discipline and loyalty towards achieving success in any political contest.
“We won the election no doubt, but this party must continue to be a party of discipline, commitment. One of the problems we have in the PDP, as a matter of fact, the main reason we even lost at the Federal level in addition to other things, is because of indiscipline and disloyalty to party,” said Dickson.
“Party interest supercedes individual interest and agenda. Regrettably, we have received reports that, some leaders of our party in some cases did not only work against the interest of our candidates, but actually sponsored and actually worked to undermine the success of our party and our candidates at the just concluded elections.”
He stressed that, Bayelsa State would continue to be a stronghold of the PDP as demonstrated in the last elections in the state, congratulating the State and National Assembly members elect for their victory at the polls.
Jonah assured the Governor of the committee’s readiness to carry out its assignment dispassionately.