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Fafi lambasts poor governance in Bayelsa -Hails Engr Preye Aganaba’s candidature


A Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the immediate past state chairman of the party in Bayelsa state, Mr Joseph Fafi has lambasted over the poor governance of the state since its creation in 1996.
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Mr  Joseph Fafi, APC Immediate past state Chairman, Bayelsa state
Mr Fafi who made his feelings known while exchanging views with newsmen in his office, in Yenagoa, said that those who have governed the state were not prepared to serve the people to provide the desired dividends of democracy to make life meaningful for the people.
He also lamented that since the creation of the state the people have not enjoyed good governance, adding that that was why he believed that as a former state chairman of a political party, in the ongoing political dispensation the people must work for a trusted and credible person that would ensure that the dividends of democracy is felt by every citizen of the state.
Mr Fafi described Engr Aganaba, the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship aspirant for the November 16 governorship election in the state as the best candidate both for PDP and APC that would be able to develop the state when given the mandate.
Engr Preye Aganaba, APC Governorship Aspirant, Bayelsa State
Answering questions on what he knows about Engr Preye Aganaba, Mr Fafi said “Well, before I even say what I can tell you about Engr  Preye Aganaba, let me also look at Bayelsa state generally and also look at the fact that we have not enjoy good governance since the creation of Bayelsa state. It has been unfortunate we had governors who are not prepared for the job.
And as former state chairman of a political party, I believe and I decided that this time we must work for somebody that we can trust to ensure that dividends of democracy is felt by every citizen of the state.
Engr Preye Aganaba is a young man who I know very well, as far as I’m concern and honestly he is the best candidate both for PDP and APC that would be able to develop this state. Because he has the will to do that,” he stated.
On why he wants Engr Aganaba to rule the state on February 14, 2020, Mr  Fafi said “The perspective we are looking at is not even to rule, to serve. And that is the misconception a lot of Governors had had. You are coming to serve. You are using the common wealth of the people to serve because there must be a leader who will pilot the affairs of the state. And so, he is coming to serve.
And to serve means you become a servant to the people to look at the general welfare of the people. You are coming to manage the resources of the state, the common wealth of the people for their own good. The resources coming to the state is owned by the people. It is not one’s own personal estate,” he stated.
On Engr Aganaba’s chances to emerge the APC flag bearer and subsequently win the November 16 governorship election in the state, the APC immediate past state chairman averred that the rare mammoth crowd of supporters present at his campaign office daily comparing to other campaign offices was an eloquent testimony of his victory.
He added that his candidature has nothing to do with APC of Bayelsa state, stressing that Bayelsa state generally from both APC and PDP want a fresh candidate.
“That is why we called Aya-Uge here (A new celebration).We want a new base in our lives as a state. We want people from both PDP and APC to come together. We are no longer just of party like. Preye Aganaba represents the future of Bayelsa state. And I can assure you that once the ticket is given or once we win the primaries, you will see more than half support base will move from PDP to support him”.
He therefore enjoined the delegates to vote overwhelmingly for Engr Preye Aganaba for APC governorship flagbearer for November 16, 2019 gubernatorial election, noting that he would enthrone good governance in the state to uplift the socio-economic well being of the people.
Mr Fafi who was optimistic of Engr Aganaba’s victory at the polls, said that on inception to office next year, the administration would first address the issue of insecurity in the state to safeguard lives and property for meaningful development to take place.
According to him education, skill acquisition programmes and industrialization of the state would be given a pride of place in the administration to enhance mass employment of school leavers and the unemployed in the state to boost their livelihood.
This, he added would curb the incessant reported cases of cultism and other social vices and prepared a better future for the youths.
Fafi also asserted that the administration would embark on provision of basic infrastructures to fast track the desired development in the state.
“We believe that Southern Ijaw should be connected by road. And it is possible. It is just the will, bringing in industries are simple; counterpart funding we will do it.
And there would be industries to employ the teeming school leavers we have that are jobless for now”
On its preparation to actualize its victory at the poll, he said Engr Preye Aganaba campaign team have put everything in place to achieve it well deserved victory.

“We are fully set. Victory is just by a few days away from now. By God’s grace we have the victory, and then we deliver the state to APC”, he added.

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