By Amgbare Ekaunkumo, Senior Correspondent, Yenagoa
Chief Perekeme Kpodoh ,the former Security Adviser to the Bayelsa Government, has warned that Bayelsans will resist attempts by former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo’s to decide who emerges PDP candidate ahead of the governorship election in the state.
Chief Kpodoh was reacting to claims by some politicians the duo of Seriake Dickson and former president Goodluck Jonathan held a meeting with Chief Obasanjo in Otta farm, Ogun State to resolve issues over the PDP standard bearer, said past moves of endorsements by Obasanjo have failed the people who are at the receiving end of such bad governance.
He noted that it unacceptable for them to want to bring a Governor that have disappointed the people and left them in a state of poverty and frustration.
According to Chief Kpodoh, though the issues of consultations is an internal matter of a party and allowed under a Democratic process, the meeting and endorsement of a particular candidate for Governorship of the state from the Otta farm in Ogun State will not be acceptable to the people of the state.
“Politicians can not give us a Governorship candidate without the knowledge of what Bayelsa people are feeling. Past candidates endorsed in the past have failed the people. Bayelsa State have learnt a lot.All those they have been only cart away money for themselves and their god fathers. 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 was in charge of all the investment monies brought by foreign interest that wants to partner abd invest in the Niger Delta regin.But those monies till today are unaccounted for. Are they bringung 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 have a godfather in the present President, Muhhamadu Buhari. It is high time the government change from PDP to APC in the state”.
” For 22 years, Bayelsa don’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 take their destiny on their hands and choose candidates with the right vision to build Bayelsa of our dream,” he concluded.