Former Governor of Bayelsa State, Senator Serials Dickson has said that politics should be a tool for deepening and strengthening the frontiers of friendship and brotherhood even when we don’t share common views on issues all the time.
Dickson who represents Bayelsa West at the National Assembly called on politicians to stop unnecessary pettiness, envy, blackmail, lies, division and the pulling down syndrome and encourage one another to succeed.
The former governor recalled that, ” few days ago, after attending the 60th birthday thanksgiving service of Pastor Kemela Okara, I was glad to have found time while in Lagos in company of some friends, to visit Chief Ndutimi Alaibe a brother and one of our respected Bayelsa and Ijaw leaders at his home, who also celebrated his 60th birthday recently
”Chief Alaibe had invited me and I had planned to attend the birthday in his honour but could not as a result of the death and burial of two of my friends, AIG Don Awuna and DE COMPOL Asufi that weekend. May their souls rest in peace.
” was glad to have been warmly received by Chief Alaibe and was also presented with copies of selected essays in his honour, chronicling his achievements in the course of his service to our people and country.
”I used the opportunity to again wish Chief Alaibe a happy birthday and many happy returns for greater service to our people and country in good health.
”I want to use this opportunity to remind all our people to stop the unnecessary pettiness, envy, blackmail, lies, division and pulling down syndrome and encourage and support themselves and at least show respect to one another as others do.”