Bayelsa state governor, Hon Seriake Dickson, on Monday stated the forthcoming governorship election within the state isn’t concerning the Peoples Democratic Social gathering (PDP) however concerning the future of the state and the Ijaw nation as a whole.
He, due to this fact, urged the individuals to reject the ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC), within the November 16 Governorship election.
The Governor additionally asked the chief of the All Progressives Congress, and Minister of State for Petroleum Assets, Chief Timipre Sylva, to apologise to the individuals of Bayelsa for presenting an unelectable ticket to the individuals.
A press release by his Chief Press Secretary, Fidelis Soriwei, quoted the governor to have made the call on the official opening of the PDP governorship marketing campaign workplace/secretariat in Yenagoa on Monday.
Industrial actions had been dropped at halt alongside the busy Melford Okilo Highway with the capital metropolis on lockdown for hours because the rally attracted a mammoth crowd from throughout the eight native authorities areas of the state.
In line with Dickson, the governorship ballot isn’t solely about Senator Douye Diri, the PDP flagbearer however about the whole Ijaw race.
The governor stated thon the APC has nothing to supply the people of the state and certainly the Ijaw nation as proven by the truth that the occasion which controls the centre had failed to draw any crucial infrastructure to the state.
He stated that the APC had solely succeeded in selling insecurity and instability within the communities of Bayelsa such because the sacking of Peremabiri in Southern Ijaw Native Authorities Area and Bassambiri in Nembe Native Government Space.
His phrases: “The election isn’t about me however about the way forward for the state. Senator Douye Diri is a logo of what we have to do to maintain our state throughout the boundaries of sanity.
“Now, 5 years after, we all know they don’t have anything to supply us in Bayelsa. Have they constructed any school, street, hospital, have they even constructed peace and safety?
“The one factor to point out is the invasion of our communities, which have been destabilized.
“In Peremabiri, they handed over the community to Ogun Boss, who’s organising a marketing campaign group. Nembe Bassambiri is ransacked and destabilised; law-abiding citizens are sacked and transformed to Internally Displaced Individuals. In Okpoama, previous women and men are brought out and flogged.”
“No person needs to be perturbed, about occasion leaders defecting. They’re leaving because of cash and fake guarantees however the persons are not with them. The APC doesn’t imply nicely even for the leaders who’re leaving. The defeat APC will undergo will shock them.
“At the moment we’re launching ‘Operation wind up the APC in Bayelsa.’ A authorities by the APC has grave implications and it’s higher imagined.”
Whereas urging members of the PDP to stay steadfast, the governor stressed the importance of defending the occasion’s platform, which he stated had produced numerous state and nationwide political appointees including Vp and president of the nation.
Dickson, who expressed confidence in Senator Diri as a worthy successor, stated he would personally chair the PDP marketing campaign council simply as Chief Timipre Sylva has emerged chairman of his occasion’s marketing campaign organisation.
In his remarks, the PDP governorship candidate stated the election can be a contest between those that are tested, dedicated and knowledgeable and people who are missing in knowledge and values.
Senator Diri added that the oil firms who’re operating within the Niger Delta had been making an attempt to deepen their oppression and deprivation of the world by sponsoring their collaborators to aim management of the structures of governance within the state.
Diri lamented additionally that the alliance of the Federal Government and oil companies had frequently disadvantaged the state and the Niger Delta area regardless of the immense contributions from the world.
He pressured that when elected into office, his administration would give the deserved attention to the real aspirations of the people for higher standards of existence and a simply formulation for useful resource allocation.
In line with him, the Niger Delta had gone past the period of militancy and was in want of constructed engagement to be pushed by competent management.
“We’re demanding more allocation, a fairer means of revenue allocation. We want a governor that may talk effectively and relate well with the international group. We’re not going to communicate in Ijaw, and as we now have at all times stated, let the campaign be issue-based.”
Additionally talking, Chairman of the state PDP, Mr Moses Cleopas, described the ticket of Senator Diri and Lawrence Ewhrudjakpor as skilled and examined with the capability to ship the dividends of democracy.
Mr Cleopas who additionally inaugurated the various marketing campaign organs for the election, charged them to effectively mobilise people on the grassroots in the direction of profitable the governorship election.
In his acceptance speech as Director General of the PDP Campaign group, Dr Nimbofa Ayawei stated the campaigns can be issue-based and expressed optimism that Bayelsans would elect the PDP Candidate is stays one of the best.
Dr Ayawei urged the occasion’s members and supporters to hold the message of the PDP to all nooks and crannies of the state to allow the party to attain victory on the election day.