Bayelsa Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has warned cabinet members who have political ambitions ahead of the 2023 election to resign as they must not combine governance with politics.
In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Daniel Alabrah, quoted him as saying that although 2022 is a political year, governance would not be sacrificed on the altar of politics. The Governor, who spoke during the State Executive Council meeting at Government House, Yenagoa, yesterday, explained that such ambition was legitimate but should not be at the expense of effective service delivery for his administration.
He said: “We have few weeks to be two years in office. So what is important now is what we have to show to the people of the state and to Nigeria in our two years in office and beyond. What else can we still do as we still have time to still do more? The feedback from the people about our performance so far has been very encouraging.
“However, let me warn that any member of the state executive council that has one political ambition or the other to honourably resign. Any member of the cabinet that has such ambition should please send your resignation letter to Secretary to the State Government.
“It is legitimate for anyone to have ambition but we are one party, we are one government. Let not anyone’s ambition derail our governance and government. Just as we cannot stop anyone from having ambition, let no one stop the government from functioning.”