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November 11 Governorship Election: Why Ogbara Want Bayelsans to Unanimously Vote for Gov Diri

 By Inegbagha Majesty

The Chief Whip of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly and member representing Ogbia Constituency 3, Hon (Chief) Gabriel Ogbara has advanced reasons why Bayelsans irrespective of their political affiliations should unanimously vote for the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Senator Douye Diri for a second tenure in office.

Hon (Chief) Gabriel Ogbara
Chief Ogbara who spoke to Global Overseer in an exclusive interview in Yenagoa, said, Governor Diri, apart from the fact that he is the best and only one with competence and capacity for the task ahead among the rest contenders, he deserves a second tenure based on his exceptional performance in office.

He averred that the governor has recorded commendable and unprecedented achievements in all sector of the state's economy which uplifted the socio-economic wellbeing of the people.

The lawmaker asserted that all patriotic Bayelsans are not unaware of the various achievements of Senator Diri's administration, especially in the areas of physical infrastructure, health, agriculture, education, sports, security and conflict resolution, skill acquisition and human capacity development among prompt payment of civil servant’s salaries, pension and gratuities to retirees.

This apart, he added that Governor Diri's prosperity government also established jobs outside the state's civil service through investments in several skill acquisition programmes, support for small scale businesses and in agriculture among others to better the lots of the people.

He noted with pleasure saying that Governor Diri has actualized his good leadership qualities by carrying out his government continuity policy to complete projects initiated by previous administration', particularly the Sagbama-Ekeremor road and the ongoing Yenagoa- Oporoma road, the Glory Drive, as well as rehabilitation of many internal roads with potholes to enhance smooth movement of vehicles and people in the state capital.

He maintained that this administration has constructed and completed 30 new internal concrete roads, completion and commissioning of Elebele bridge which serves as a link to many communities in Ogbia Local government area as well as Bayelsa East Senatorial District, the Nembe Unity bridge and the ongoing Nembe -Brass road.

Other projects executed to mention a few include the 4.58 Km Igbedi road, ultra-modern transport terminal, Onopa bridge, Bayelsa State Mega Media Complex for Radio Bayelsa, Niger Delta Television and Bayelsa Newspaper Corporation.

He said the administration safeguard lives and property with the introduction of the new security outfit tagged" Bayelsa State Community Safety Corps” to curb criminal activities and insecurity in the state knowing it well that peace is the pre-requisites for development.

"Douye Diri to me I see him as a God sent leader to Bayelsa state. Bayelsans should massively vote for him to complete his good works. I fervently believe that when he comes back he will perform better than this because on inception to office he spent almost one year for litigations which distracted him to some extent to carry out his development plan.

We don't need a new person. We need Governor Douye Diri on November 11 governorship election so that the person that will replace him in 2028 will start where he stops. We don't need a new Governor. Douye Diri is doing well", Ogbara said.

The lawmaker described Senator Diri as a humble, God-fearing and a detribalize leader who attend to issues, ready to listen, take advice and as a man who has the people of the state at heart and with good intentions to developing the state.

Diri has kept the hopes of Bayelsa people high since inception to office and he believes in integrity and fair sense of judgement. He said that the track record and experience of governor Diri put him ahead of other candidates in the November 11, governorship election.

He therefore enjoined the people of the state to rally round Diri, the person they have tested and know his pedigree and as a man who takes public interest above personal considerations, stressing that his second tenure would usher in the desired political condition that the state needs for its rapid socio-economic growth and development.

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