By Sampson Boroh
The Secetary to the Bayelsa State Government, Rt. Hon. Kombowei Benson and the Chief of Staff to the Governor, Chief Benson Agadaga have resigned their appointments.
Four serving commissioners in Governor Douye Diri’s cabinet also resigned their appointments.
It was gathered that their resignation was to enable them join the race for the senatorial tickets of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for Bayelsa Central and Bayelsa East Senatorial districts respectively.
Among the State Commissioner that resigned were State Commissioner for Education, Hon. Gentle Emela, the State Commissioner for Transport, Gloria Ekioteine and two others.
They have procured the Expression of Intent and Nomination forms for the Federal House of Representatives and State House of Assembly respectively.
At the last count, over 50 aspirants have procured their forms.
It was learnt that their resignation followed an alleged list of contestants approved by a meeting of PDP caucus and elders presided over by Gov. Douye Diri.
It was further gathered that those cleared by the party caucus are expected to resign and formally join the race as required by the Electoral Act as ammended which stated that they should resign 30 days before the party primaries.
A source disclosed that the State Governor, Senator Douye Diri and the Caucus of the party have approved the nomination of three aspirants from each constituency to struggle for the ticket of the State House of Assembly.
While the member representing Brass Constituency 1 at the State House of Assembly, Hon. Daniel Charlse will get the party automatic ticket to run for a second term.
While a source said the decision for automatic ticket for Hon. Daniel Charles was not done in seclusion but granted to all first term State Assembly members to return due to the need for experience on Legislative procedures.
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