- The Bayelsa councillor who built a bridge for her people with money meant for an official car has rejected a GoFundMe on her behalf
- Onem Miracle Tyna said the decision is necessary and does not mean to make anyone feel bad
- According to the 31-year-old politician, she is focused on making lasting impact with the little she has at her disposal
Onem Miracle Tyna, a councillor in Bayesla state, has rejected a GoFundMe or any other fundraising campaign planned on her behalf by members of the public after building a bridge with money meant for her official car.
Taking to her Twitter page, the politician said she appreciates the kind gesture from the public but she would have to decline it.
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She said she is focused on making lasting impact with the little she has at her disposal, adding that Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa will support her to do more for her people.
Her statement read in part:
"While I am focus on making lasting impact within the little at my disposal, I know and I believe without doubt that H.E Senator Douye Diri will support me 2 do more for the people.
"Let's all stay focused on being a true Servant to the people."
Tweeps soon flooded the comment section of her post to share their thoughts.
"You should also acknowledge former governor Dickson for his immense support for women in Politics in Bayelsa which to the best of my knowledge, you were a beneficiary of."
"Please, also tell the governor to improve the security outfit in Bayelsa (yenagoa). The insecurity level in that place is worse than sambisa."
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"Kudos to you but note that you do not need to dim your light to enable anyone shine especially when they have no light at all."
Legit.ng previously reported that Nigerians praised Onem Tyna Miracle whose action was described as a perfect example of the selflessness politicians should show.
Photos shared on social media showed the former state of a bridge which was built with planks to create a makeshift passage.