A former Security Adviser to the Bayelsa State Government, Chief Perekeme Kpodoh has said that the supposed bargaining meeting by some bigwigs in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) with the former president Olusegun Obasanjo to choose who becomes the flag bearer of the party prior to the governorship election in the state will not be acceptable.
Inside sources told our reporter that “Some politicians in the state are angry over claims that the duo of Gov. Seriake Dickson and former President Goodluck Jonathan met with Chief Olusegun Obasanjo to resolve the issue of PDP flag bearer in the state.”
While speaking with newsmen in Yenagoa on Saturday, July 27, Kpodoh believed that consulting was allowed in a democracy but the endorsement of anybody would not be acceptable to the people of the state.
According to him, “Politicians can not give us a governorship candidate without the knowledge of what Bayelsa people are feeling. Past candidates endorsed have failed the people.
“Bayelsa State has learnt a lot. All those they endorsed in the past only cart away money for themselves and their godfathers. The State has become a state in darkness with uncompleted projects everywhere.”
“They have gone to Otta again. That is what happened when they brought in the man who headed NDDC before with uncompleted projects everywhere. Then, NDDC was lucrative and no godfather was able to caution them.
“The people they are advocating were in charge of all the investment monies brought by foreign interest that wanted to partner and invest in the Niger Delta region. But those monies till today are unaccounted for. Are they bringing them again to plunge the region into looting and poverty?
“If the PDP think they have a godfather somewhere, they should know that the APC also has a godfather in President Muhammadu Buhari. It is high time the government changed from PDP to APC in the state.
“For 22 years, Bayelsa doesn’t have roads, no power and there is abject poverty written on the faces of Bayelsa people. When you come into Bayelsa today and that single road is blocked, everyone will be stranded.
“And Bayelsa has gotten trillions of naira. It is high time Bayelsa people took their destiny in their hands and choose candidates with the right vision to build a Bayelsa of our dreams.”