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PDP leading Guber Aspirant unveils his manifesto •Pledges to carry every Bayelsan along

                                 By our Correspondent

One of the major contenders and the leading gubernatorial aspirant under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the September 3 governorship primaries in Bayelsa state, Mr. Tobin Ziperedein Igiri has unveiled his manifesto to govern the state.
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Mr. Tobin Ziperedein Igiri, PDP Governorship Aspirant 
  Making the disclosure in a chat with journalists shortly after the formal commissioning of his campaign office at Okutukutu along Isaac Boro Expressway in Yenagoa, Mr Igiri said, he would work assiduously to transform the state to meet the yearnings and the aspirations of the people to uplift their socio-economic wellbeing.
 Mr. Tobin Ziperedein Igiri's Governorship campaign office.
  According to him he knows the basic socio-economic and political challenges confronting the people of the state and assured that his administration would carry all Bayelsans – men, women, youths, opinion leaders and the party stalwarts along in line with the dreams of the founding fathers of the state.
  Mr Igiri, an accomplished Geologist who was a classroom teacher before his elevation to work with Cheveron over 19years ago in Lagos, said he would accord the welfare of civil servants in the state a pride of place in his administration when given the mandate.
  According to him all issues affecting workers in the state such as payment of promotion arrears, promotions and other entitlements due them will be given prompt attention to ameliorate their plight.
  On inception to office, he said he would create a Ministry of Petroleum Resources that would develop the downstream sector, adding that Mega Filling Stations would be build to make petroleum products affordable to the people according to the government approved pump price per litre.
  The Guber aspirant also pledged to build a refinery to take the comparative advantage of the state, and encourage local and foreign investment to build gas stations, noting that oil and gas was transiting from oil into gas.
  This, he said was the reason Liquidified Natural Gas (LNGS) are springing up every day, stressing that if we don’t toe the line what we lost in oil we also lose in gas.
  He described the present state of Bayelsa as not the Bayelsa state of our dream, noting that those who have governed the state have tried their best particularly the incumbent Governor whom he said has done a lot.
 Mr. Igiri called on the PDP delegates to strengthen their resolved to accord him the ticket of the party to enable him start where Governor Dickson will stop to accelerate the pace of development in the state to give the people a new lease of life.
  The guber aspirant who has a vision to improve the various sectors of the state, also appealed to people of the state to exercise some level of sacrifice as his administration would expand the roads in the state capital and install modern traffic facilities. Igiri assured to bring in new technology to convert salt water to drinkable water.
  He pledged to also promote the tourism potentials in the state by constructing a beach road across the coastal areas of the state.
Igiri stated categorically that he would prefer to be a party member but the not leader when he emerge as governor of the state in order to avoid distraction as he would be focused on the development of the state.
Dignitaries from different walks of life witnessed the commissioning ceremony including Co-contestants like Senator Douye Diri, Ambassandor Godknows Boladei Igali and Hon Fred Agbedi amongst others.
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From right is MrTobin Ziperedein Igiri, Senator Douye Diri , Hon Fred Agbedi and other.

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