Barely four days to the Bayelsa governorship election, the Speaker of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Monday Obolo Bobou and his supporters as well as the Chairman of Southern Ijaw Local Government Council. Hon Nigeria Kia have dumped the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for the All Progressive Congress (APC).
The new entrants to the APC are all from Southern Ijaw, the home council of APC governorship candidate, David Lyon.
They were led by the former Special Adviser to Governor Dickson on Waterways Security, Hon Tony Oki, who said their decision to join the APC is premised on the strong indication that Bayelsans are tired of the PDP government, even as he said the APC candidate has a better programme for Bayelsa.
Receiving the new members at different rallies at Olugbobiri, Peremabiri, Ekowe and Oporoma all in Southern Ijaw local government area, Lyon reiterated that APC would defeat the PDP through the ballot and clear the mess that has been heaped on Bayelsans since 2012.
He said if elected, that his administration will ensure the provision of social amenities and ensure that Peremabiri Rice farm receives adequate attention not only for food provision but also for providing gainful employment to the people.
Meanwhile, Newsflash247 had earlier reported that the mother of former President Goodluck Jonathan, Mrs Ayi Jonathan, on November 7, in Otuoke, Bayelsa State, prayed for the success of the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, Chief David Lyon.
She prayed for Lyon’s success in the November 16 poll when she received him during an unscheduled visit to her as part of his campaign tour to the area.
Lyon, during the courtesy visit, promised to tackle the myriad of challenges confronting Bayelsa State if elected governor.
Addressing a mammoth crowd of his supporters in Otuoke, Lyon criticised the abandonment of the water project in Ogbia local government and promised to ensure the reactivation of the project if elected governor.
He also promised to bring the Imirigi gas turbine back to life for the state to have uninterrupted supply of electricity.
“They have kept you poor and have concluded that you can be easily bought during election. If they give you money, collect it and vote them out. When I become governor, I will ensure judicious use of the state’s resources and optimum development of Bayelsa State,” he said.
Immediate past chairman of Bayelsa State Environmental Authority under Dickson’s administration, Mr Robert Enogha, who recently resigned and decamped to APC, called on the people of Ayama community and the entire Ogbia, to vote for the APC candidate.