Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson has described the emergence of the immediate past civilian Governor of Bauchi State, Alhaji Ahmadu Adamu Mu?azu as the new National Chairman of the ruling Peoples? Democratic Party, (PDP), and the appointment of erstwhile chairman of the party, Dr. Bamanga Tukur as Chairman of the Nigerian Railway Corporation, (NRC) as a positive development and a good omen to the goals and aspirations of the NRC and the PDP.

The duo, according to a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Daniel Iworiso Markson would bring their wealth of experience to bear in their respective positions.

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Dr. Mu?azu, during his tenure as Governor of Bauchi State did not only reposition his people for greater economic and infrastructural development, but laid the foundation for the PDP to remain the dominant party in the State.

As Governor of the President?s home State and as a Party, we are all comfortable with him, because he has an amiable record of achievements as Governor and has remained a strong party person, always working for the success and progress of the party.

While expressing hope that the party under his leadership will become even stronger and better focussed as a family with common goals and unity of purpose, the Governor commended members of the party for the smooth and peaceful conduct of the process which saw the emergence of the new chairman.

Expressing his unalloyed supports for the new Chairman, the Governor said, as a State where the PDP is well rooted, we are going to give our new party Chairman all the needed support to succeed, especially with 2015 around the corner.

The Bayelsa State Chief Executive also, commended President Goodluck Jonathan?s choice of the erstwhile Chairman of the PDP as the chairman of the Nigerian Railway Corporation, submitting that his experience in the public and private sectors would assist in revamping the corporation.

Describing Dr. Tukur as a faithful and progressive party man, who has at various times jettisoned selfish motives and worked diligently for the overall benefit and progress of the PDP and the Country, Governor Dickson stated, ? it is a thing of joy that as a political party, we have people like him, whose maturity and loyalty to the party has continued to endure over the years, hence our prayer is that God will grant him good health and wisdom to continually render quality service to the nation, even as Chairman of the NRC.

Commending the choice of Dr. Tukur as the Chairman of the NRC by President Goodluck Jonathan, Hon. Dickson expressed the hope that the new Chairman would bring his long standing experience in the private and public sectors to bear in his new position.

The Bayelsa State Chief Executive was also full of gratitude to Alhaji Bamanga for always standing by the President Goodluck Jonathan, even in the face of daunting challenges, adding that the Government and people of Bayelsa State remain eternally grateful to him.

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