- Most PDP lawmakers in the Bayelsa state House of Assembly have kicked against the move to impeach Governor Dickson Seriake
- Infact, 16 PDP lawmakers have restated their loyalty to the administration of Governor Seriake
- Moreover, the deputy speaker, Abraham Ngobere, has pledged the House's support for the governor
There are indications that the move by some members of the Bayelsa state House of Assembly to impeach Governor Dickson Seriake may be dropped.
This is because not less than 16 Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lawmakers in the House have passed a vote of confidence on Seriake.
The lawmakers, said to be loyal to the governor, paid him a visit at the Government House in Yenagoa on Tuesday, November 26.
Restating the House's loyalty to the governor, the speaker, Monday Obolo-Bobou, who led the lawmakers in the visit to Seriake, dismissed insinuations that some members of the party are about to defect from the PDP.
Even more, the deputy speaker, Abraham Ngobere, and Ebiwou Koku-Obiyai, representing Yenagoa Constituency 2, the House is a beneficiary of the governor's administration which is aimed at total restoration.
Ngobere said: “We’ve had about 8 years of very effective administration by the Restoration Government, ably led by the governor and we the legislature have given the needed legislative backing to project and programs of this administration."
The deputy speaker said that lawmakers on the platform of the party will stand with the governor throughout this trying time.
She said: "We are here to assure the people of Bayelsa state that as part of the restoration government, as lawmakers who have worked with this government, we are here standing tall side by side with the governor, to finish strong with him.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the presidency has described as “false and irresponsible’’ reports that former president Goodluck Jonathan was blackmailed to support the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the just concluded Bayelsa state governorship elections.
Speaking to journalists in Abuja on Tuesday, November 25, presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, expressed shock that such a story could be considered believable. “Our media really must learn to verify whatever they publish.
"And people who make wild allegations during interviews should be made to produce the facts backing their claims by editors."
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