Bayelsa governorship: PDP flags off campaign as Diri seeks support

Bayelsa governorship: PDP flags off campaign as Diri seeks support

Senator Douye Diri, governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for Bayelsa in the poll for November 16, has called on residents of the state to support the party and ensure its victory.

Senator Diri, who spoke during the flag-off of the party's campaign, assured the people of Bayelsa that his government would be committed to industrialization and development of the state.

The governorship candidate further promised to open several frontiers through which youths of the state could be gainfully employed.

Bayelsa governorship: PDP flags off campaign as Diri seeks support

Crowd at the campaign flag-off in Bayelsa state.
Source: UGC

The campaign flag-off, which witnessed a high turnout of PDP faithful, was held at the 'Yenagoa Boat Club and OxBow Lake Grand Pavilion'.

Senator Diri claimed that some parties, which he did not mention, had plans to intimidate supporters of the party ahead of the election.

He urged all Bayelsans to remain undaunted in the face of such threats just as he lauded the efforts of the state governor, Hon Seriake Dickson to transform Yenagoa from an underdeveloped city to one which had several monumental projects that have improved the quality of the lives of Bayelsans.

"Get ready because that Brass LNG must work so that our youths will have employment so that Bayelsa will be a safe haven for investment, it will attract more investment to Bayelsa.

"I want to thank you all my party members, supporters and very industrious people of the Peoples Democratic Party, the only thing we owe ourselves and the generation yet unborn is to ensure that Bayelsa state develops," the governorship candidate said.

Diri said those from old Yenagoa local government area know that the area is no longer what it was.

"Yenagoa has moved from being a monologue road local government headquarters to being a brawling and developing city.

"There are monumental projects that our children will come and clap hands for you and me. One of them is the airport, it will outlive this government.," he said.

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He promised that the people of the state would no longer go to neighbouring states to look for planes to travel out of Bayelsa because air transportation would be provided during his tenure.

"So I want to thank all of you and believe that the numbers you have come out with, that you will come the same way on November 16 2019," he said.

Legit.ng earlier reported how Governor Dickson recently warned the minister of state for petroleum and former governor of Bayelsa state, Timipre Sylva, to use his position to attract development to the state rather than use the federal might to cause chaos ahead of November 16 election.

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