•Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa State
By SAM JONES
YENAGOA (Sundiata Post) – Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has told the people of the state why he deserves to be reelected for a second term in office at the grand finale of the Bayelsa State Governorship campaigns at the Ox-Bow Lake Pavilion in Yenagoa.
At the rally on Tuesday, Diri appealed to the people to re-elect him for a second tenure based on his first performance within the last three years.
The governor said that apart from completing the projects he inherited from his predecessors, his administration has initiated fresh projects in a terrain that others have described as difficult.
He mentioned the Unity Bridge in Nembe as one of the abandoned projects which he completed saying, “Today, one of the best dual carriage roads in Yenagoa, the Glory Drive, for which they collected money in billions and abandoned, has been completed and inaugurated by my administration.”
Diri said his administration had been in the saddle for about four years and was rolling out projects he inherited and initiated while calling the people to witness that security has improved in the state.
Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Bayelsa Governorship National Campaign Council, Agbu Kefas, who is also governor of Taraba State, described Diri as a symbol of peace, development and prosperity.
Kefas said his Diri has demonstrated through his projects and programmes that he was concerned about the welfare and wellbeing of his people.
Former Speaker of the House of Representatives and two-term governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, spoke on behalf of his colleagues in the National Assembly, saying that Diri displayed examplary character and capacity to perform.
Acting PDP National Chairman, Umar Damagum, presented the party flag to Diri and his running mate, Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, noting that the party was the only party that had given the state and South-South zone the opportunity to produce a president of the country.
He urged Bayelsans to reciprocate the gesture by voting PDP again on Saturday just as former PDP National Chairman, Uche Secondus, said Jonathan’s and the Ijaw nation’s endorsement of Diri and Ewhrudjakpo were indications of victory.
Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, who spoke on behalf of other PDP governor’s, described Diri as a humble and focused personality that is determined to reposition the state.
In his remarks, former Bayelsa governor, Seriake Dickson, stated that he is solidly behind the re-election of his successor and his deputy, and called on Bayelsans to vote for them again.
He stated that Diri had done very well in the development of the state by building on his achievements and embarking on his own projects.
In a goodwill message , immediate past governor of Delta State and running mate to the PDP candidate in the 2023 presidential election, Ifeanyi Okowa, applauded the unity in the state, saying that the presence of Dickson, Timi Alaibe and others at the campaign rally showed that the PDP had a formidable front to win the election.
Those present at the rally include Governor Sheriff Oborevwori of Delta State and Governor Umo Eno of Akwa Ibom State as well as senators Benson Agadaga, Konbowei Benson, Ned Nwoko and James Manager among others.