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Seven days after resignation, Gov Dickson’s commissioner backtracks, returns to cabinet, PDP



Bayelsa State Commissioner for Mineral Resources, Mr Markson Fefegha, has backtracked and returned to his position and party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Fefegha had seven days ago resigned his position in Governor Seriake Dickson’s government and his membership of the ruling PDP in the state.

However, he made a surprise return to the party after ‘several persons’ were said to have prevailed on him to rescind his earlier decision.

Fefegha confirmed his return to Dickson’s government and party in a letter Thursday, explaining that his initial action was prompted by a breakdown in communication between him and the governor.

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“It is with a deep sense of responsibility that I address my colleagues, political associates and supporters through this medium.

“You will recall that I resigned my appointment as Commissioner for Mineral Resources on the 18th of October, 2019 because of what I perceived as “political uncertainty” and other considerations.

“This was due largely to the communication gap between me and His Excellency, Henry Seriake Dickson, Governor of Bayelsa State at the time. Having met and discussed with him, I have reconsidered my decision to remain in the party and the government.

“Over the years, we have a shared bond of friendship and the mystic cord of brotherhood, which cannot be sacrificed on the altar of political exigencies.

“I shall continue to lavish adulation to his developmental efforts and quality of leadership to Bayelsa State and the Ijaw nation.

“I urge all my supporters to remain steadfast and continue to support the Peoples Democratic Party.

“Let us join hands together to build a prosperous Bayelsa State.

“I thank you for your understanding,” Fefegha’s letter read.

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