Lawan Ahmed

Senate Applauds Gov. Dickson For Aiding Confirmation Of Sylva As Nigerian Minister

…Enjoins Politicians To Copy His Shinning Example

Clement Ovokeroye Paul / Bight News

The Senate President, Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan has applauded the healthy political gesture displayed by the Executive Governor of Bayelsa State, Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson over his resolved that aided the speedy screening and confirmation of his predecessor, Chief Timipre Sylva who has been nominated by the Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari to serve as a Minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Henry Seriake Dickson

The Senate President, Lawan applauded the incumbent Governor of Bayelsa State, a member of the People Democratic Party (PDP), during his brief remark after the Senate Minority Leader, Sen. Enyinnaya Abaribe hinted the Senate on the unanimous decision reached by the three Senators from Bayelsa State in their caucus meeting, to support the nomination cum confirmation of the Chief Timipre Sylva (Bayelsa Minister Designate) as directed by their  Governor, Henry Seriake Dickson.

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L-R Fmr Gov. Timipre Sylva, Gov. Henry Seriake Dickson

The Minority Leader noted that, he was duly informed that the Governor of Bayelsa State has formally congratulated the ministerial nominee, Chief Timipre Sylva, and had communicated his position to his Bayelsan Senators in the Nigerian Senate.

“Let me state that, the caucus of Bayelsa state in the senate, have told me that they have met him (Timipre Sylva), and in a good stand with him.

“Also, I was informed that the state Government has even gone ahead to congratulate him to as their son” which is a show of oneness and unity in the interest of Bayelsa State, the minority stressed, requesting that the Nominee should take a bow and go, being a former lawmaker in the then old Rivers state.

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Timipre Sylva, Minister Designate

Lawan, while commending Gov. Dickson for his political gesture, described him as a shinning example of patriot. Adding that, politicians, irrespective of party differences and platforms should emulate the gesture displayed by the Bayelsa Governor in the interest of their people and Nigerians at large.

“Let me remark that what the Governor of Bayelsa State has done. And what the Caucus of Bayelsa state in the Senate did, shown patriotism, desire to work together, to make not only Bayelsa State develop and be peaceful, but take Nigeria to the next level.

“This is a shinning example of what our politicians across Nigeria should be doing. We are supposed to serve the same people, regardless of our political platforms,” Lawan noted.

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The President of the Senate used the medium to congratulate the ministerial nominee, Timipre Sylva and commended him for his contributions toward a peaceful Nigeria as contained in his Curriculum Vitae, urging him not to relent in that regards, trusting that he will suggest to the President of Nigeria, sustainable ways through which the Federal Government could end insecurity in the country when he is eventually assigned portfolio.

Recalled that Bight News reported that Gov. Dickson had through a statement by his Media Adviser, Fidelis Soriwei congratulated his predecessor whom he described as a loyal party man. And urged Bayelsan senators not to oppose his nomination.

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