.Party recalls suspended, expelled Bayelsa members
.Denies sending Dickson, Alamieyeseigha out of meeting
The face-off between the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its workers has taken a new dimension as the party has requested an apology from the embattled workers, while the latter maintains their stand on the memo that caused the crisis.
According to party officials, the decision to ask the workers to apologise was taken on Wednesday during a meeting between the National Working Committee (NWC) and management staff of the PDP held at the Legacy House in Abuja. Some of the workers have also confirmed that the NWC has directed them to write letters of apology and show remorse before their grievances could be looked into.
The party also denied the report making the rounds that Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson and a former governor of the state, Diepreye Alamieyeseigha were sent out of a meeting held at the instance of former President Goodluck Jonathan in Otuoke, last Saturday.
According to a statement issued by the National Vice Chairman of the party, South-South, Dr. Cairo Ojougboh, the PDPD affirmed that at no time were the two governors driven out of the meeting, while accusing the All Progressive Congress (APC) of being behind the rumour, noting that the committee recalled suspended and expelled members.
“The Committee met with the Governor and State Exco on one hand, former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan and the aggrieved party members on the other hand separately”.
“This misinformation is the handiwork of the (APC). We therefore urge the PDP members in Bayelsa to discountenance these mischief makers, as we move to retain Bayelsa in the forth coming gubernatorial election”, the statement reads.
Meanwhile, some of the workers have ‘chickened out’, owing to the threat to sack them. It was gathered that the NWC has already received some letters of apology.