Commissioner, SA, abandon Dickson ahead of Nov 16 Bayelsa guber

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Bayelsa Commissioner for Mineral Resources Markson Fefegha, has resigned ahead of the November 16 governorship election.

Fefegha, who is a popular politician in Yenagoa, was a founding member of Dickson’s Restoration Government and had served in other capacities.

The politician, who declared that he was tired of the government, was once a Commissioner for Education and Dickson’s Principal Secretary.

In his letter of resignation, Fefegha thanked Dickson for assigning him various positions in his government, saying it was incredible to have traversed almost all the gamut of the state executive council.

He said, “But we do not live in a perfect world and sometimes circumstances intervene.

“After a period of deep reflection, I have decided to quit due to political uncertainty and other reasons personal to me.

“I hope to dedicate my life and energy to other assignment that will be more acceptable to God and humanity in the future.

“I wish you the restoration administration and the Peoples Democratic Party the very best going forward”.

Quoting from the Bible, Fefegha added, “There is a season and purpose for everything under the heaven. And everything that happens in our lives fits perfectly into God’s divine plans.”

Also the Special Adviser to Dickson on Conflict Resolution in Oil and Gas Producing Communities, Chief Tiwe Oruminighe, tendered his resignation.

Oruminighe, who was the pioneer state Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), left for the PDP following irreconcilable differences with the state leader of the party, Chief Timipre Sylva.

But Oruminighe, who had concluded plans to return to his former party, told Dickson in his letter that he left because of the conflict of interest “arising from intricacies characterizing the 2019 election in the state”.