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Group calls for unanimous endorsement of Professor Ogoni for Governor of Bayelsa

Governor Dickson                                                  Former President Jonathan
     Consequent upon the people’s desire to elect a man of proven integrity and exemplary leadership trait to pilot the affairs of the state to enhance even development, a foremost socio-economic and political organization under the aegis of Bayelsa Coalition for Dynamic Change (BCDC) has called on the people of the state and Restoration Government to unanimously endorse Professor Humphrey Andrew Ogoni for the office of the Governor of Bayelsa State under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
     The groups make the call in a press statement issued in Yenagoa on Monday signed by its Publicity Secretary, Mr. Austin Genesis for on behalf of the organization.
     According to the organization which comprises professionals from different walks of life, drawn across the eight LGAs of the state, said the call has become imperative pointing out that Professor Ogoni is most qualified for the office of the Governor of Bayelsa State based on his pedigree and exceptional leadership trait, his enviable tract records and vision as a man of generosity who attach importance to public interest above personal gains.
   It added that when given the mandate no doubt he will use his rare wealth of experience gained over the years to pilot the affairs of the state in the best interest of all to enhance the desired development of the state to give the people a new lease of life.
     Commending the Bayelsa State Restoration Government led by Governor Henry Seriake Dickson for its high level of performance and enviable achievements, the organization stated emphatically without mincing words that the state need assertive, matured, experience, courageous and detribalized leader that is sincere and having the fear of God in all its dealings to take over from where Governor Dickson will stop on February 14, 2020 to move the state forward.
     The organization affirmed that considering the numerous natural resources God has endowed the state, stressed the need for Governor Dickson’s successor to be a man who has technological knowhow and wealth of experience in the various field of human endeavour to administer the affairs of the state, as he will use his wealth of experience to tap these resources for optimum benefit of the people by addressing the problems of mass unemployment through viable agricultural programmes and industrialization.
     The group reiterated that their choice for Professor Ogoni for Governor was predicated on the fact that when given the mandate he will manage the state economy in such a manner as to secure the maximum welfare, freedom and happiness of every indigene of the state on the basis of social justice and equality of status and opportunity.
     Describing Professor Ogoni as a pace-setter and distinguished personality who has the interest of the people at heart, the body affirmed that his administration when given the office of the governor will institutionalize transparency and openness in the management of funds in the state to address the desired yearnings and aspirations of the people to make the state haven of peace and progress devoid of poverty in our families.
     The organization have the confidence that he would ensure constant electricity supply and embark on construction of viable motorable roads to link the riverine communities to the state capital in order to boost industrialization and business activities and make life meaningful for the populace.
     According to them, Professor Ogoni deserves to be given the chance to govern the state by voting for him massively during the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) Primaries and the November 16 governorship election for the interest of the present and future generations.
     This, the group acknowledged his educational background and the various offices he held as well as his accomplishments to the upliftment of the socio-economic, political and technological well being of the people.
     It would be recalled that Professor Ogoni who hails from Ologi Community in Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State acquired numerous degrees which he impart his exceptional knowledge on the people of society to promote educational development of the state and nation.
     Prof. Ogoni bagged a Degree on Issues in Corporate Governance in the University of Wolvehampton United Kingdom, Degree on Creative Leadership for Total Transformation for African Tertiary Institute  in University of Stelenbosch Business School Cape Town South Africa, PhD Chemical Engineering in Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Nkpolu, Port Harcourt, M.Sc Chemical Engineering in Azerbaijan Red Banner Order Institute of Petroleum and Chemistry Baka (USSR), WASE at Matter Dei High School Imiringi, Ogbia LGA, Bayelsa State and his First School Leaving Certificate at St. James Primary School Anyama also in Ogbia LGA.
     The sage has served mankind in various capacity as Vice Chancellor Niger Delta University, elected Deputy vice Chancellor Niger Delta University, Elected Dean Faculty of Engineering, Professor Chemical Engineering, Development of Academic Programs of the University, Head of Department Niger Delta University, Head of Department RSUST and had Academic and Administrative experience.
     In addition, he is an accomplished Chemical Engineer with research interest in biokinetics and he join Rivers State University of Science and Technology in 1983 and served as Coordinator of programs, several Senate, faculty and department committees.
     Professor Ogoni belongs to several professional bodies, participated in various consultancy groups as well as involved in several external assessments beside the services he rendered as resource person to various organizations.
     Apart from these, Professor Ogoni rendered several selfless service to humanity while as Chairman University Housing Committee, Member University Tender’s Board, Member University governing Council, Member Finance and General Purpose Committee, Member PTDF Central Selection committee Overseas Scholarship, PTDF Resource Person Research Grant Project Evaluation, Professorial assessment (UNIPORT, UNIBEN), Consultant for SPDC, EIF among others as well as member COREN accreditation team and Nigeria Society of engineer failure analysis sub-committee.
     He is also an active member of several relevant professional bodies such as Nigeria Society of Chemical Engineers (NSCHE), Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), Council for Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN), American Institution of Chemical Engineers (AlChE) and Institute of Corporate Administration.
     In appreciation of his enviable leadership qualities and experience, Professor Ogoni was conferred with several meritorious awards from different organizations.
     Some of these Awards to mention a few included Distinguished Leadership Award of Excellence in recognition of his immense contribution of Nation Building, Prestigious Award in recognition of Selfless Service to humanity as Vice Chancellor by Student Union Government and a Meritorious Award in recognition of his Engineering Excellence and Notable Leadership quality by the Nigerian Association of Engineering Craftman, Meritorious Award by the Independent Magazines Publishers Association of Nigeria, Abuja (FCT) in recognition of Exemplary Leadership in Public Service and Educational Administration, Appointment/Award of Ambassador of Peace by the United Nation POLAG among others.
     Consequent upon his enviable performance and his exemplary leadership qualities, the organization called on politicians in the state irrespective of their political affiliations to eschew politics of bitterness, thuggery, blackmail and work as a team to realize his aspiration to govern the state on February 14, 2020 for the corporate benefit of all devoid of sentiments and discriminations.

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