Dickson, PDP begin post-primary reconciliation

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Governor Seriake Dickson and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have begun a reconciliatory process to resolve grievances arising from the primaries.

A statement by Dickson’s Chief Press Secretary Fidelis Soriwei confirmed that some frontline aspirants met with the governor after the election which produced Senator Douye Diri.

The governor was quoted as saying that the party’s leadership would contact other aspirants to restore them back to the family.

Some aspirants, who met with the governor, are Deputy Governor Rear Admiral John Jonah (rtd); Keniebi Okoko, chief of staff in the Government House Talford Ongolo.

Dickson, who praised the 21 contestants for their maturity and sportsmanship, reappointed Ongolo, who resigned to contest the primaries.

The governor, who spoke during the delayed August praise night, advised the political class to be tolerant and show maturity ahead of the November 16 election.

He called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and other relevant agencies to conduct a credible poll.