The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has appointed the immediate past Senate President, Bukola Saraki as the head of National Reconciliation Committee for Bayelsa and Kogi States.
This was made known by the PDP National Chairman, Uche Secondus, during the inauguration of the committee at the party’s headquarters in Abuja on Friday.
The party’s campaign council for Kogi is chaired by Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, while Bayelsa is headed by Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State.
Secondus while inaugurating the committee and two campaign committees urged the Saraki committee to reconcile all aggrieved PDP leaders and members in the two states.
Secondus who expressed confidence in the members of the campaign councils advised them to work for the victory of the party in the two states.
He said the campaign council had the task of ensuring that the electoral desires of the people of the two states were realised.
“I charge you to make sure that you bring the best of our programme for the two states during your campaign.
“Preach one man, one vote; obey all the rules and the laws of the land, because we are a party that believes in the rule of law.
“Make sure that we win in Bayelsa and Kogi states,” Secondus said.
Saraki, on his part, said that his committee would do its best to reconcile all aggrieved members in the two states.
“The work of winning Kogi and Bayelsa starts with reconciliation and end with reconciliation because the two states belong to PDP,” he said.
Also speaking, Governor Mohammed said the issue of reconciliation in Bayelsa was half done, as former President Goodluck Jonathan had directed him to accept the responsibility.
“I am taking this responsibility with the seriousness and energy that it deserves. Politics is not a joke.
“If the other side is planning evil, we will plan excellence. If they are planning violence, we will plan peace. If they are planning a loss, we will plan victory,” he said.
Governor Makinde also promised that his committee would run issue-based campaigns in Kogi State and do the party proud.
He said that the elections in the two states were an opportunity for the electorate “to press the reset button” that will end in the ultimate victory for the party in 2023.