Bayelsa PDP hails Douye’s emergence as candidate

Bayelsa Governor, Sen. Diri Douye

……Says APC’s candidate David Lyon lacks credentials to govern Bayelsa State

The Bayelsa State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic has congratulated Senator Douye Diri, the newly elected Candidate òf the party for the November 16, 2019 election in the state.

The State Secretary of Party, Chief Godspower Keku, said in a statement on Wednesday that the party was happy with the emergence of Diri as its flag bearer after the keenly contested transparent and credible party primaries.

Keku described Diri as a committed public official with years of exemplary service to the development of Bayelsa, the Ijaw Nation and the country.

The party’s Secretary noted that Bayelsa was in need of a leader with vast experience in public service as Diri, who had been a Commissioner, a Principal Executive Secretary to the Governor, and a member of the Federal House of Representatives and later the Senate among others.

The PDP Scribe commended the other 20 aspirants of the party who contested the election with Diri for their display of maturity and respect for the overall interest of the  party.

Keku called on the aspirants to support the candidate of the party stressing that the primaries could only produce one candidate out of the 21 aspirants who indicated interest in the governorship of the state.

Meanwhile, the PDP has flayed the APC over the emergence of pipeline security surveillance contractor, Mr. David Lyon, as the gubernatorial candidate of the All party in the State.

Keku said that the leader of the APC in the state, and Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, schemed our all the qualified contestants from the APC only to assault the sensibilities of Bayelsans with the candidacy of David Lyon.

The PDP Scribe wondered whether David Lyon was being prodded to contest a local government election or the governorship of Bayelsa.

He said that the APC Candidate Lyon lacked the requisite credentials, experience and pedigree to become Governor of Bayelsa State.

Keku who described the so called APC primaries which produced Lyon as a sham, noted that Lyon was Sylva’s personal imposition.

He condemned the calculated humiliation of Lokpobiri, who was made prominent by the PDP, and urged those humiliated by Sylva to rethink their political future.


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