By Amgbare Ekaunkumo, Yenagoa
The Bayelsa state Independent Electoral Commission (BYSIEC) on Tuesday issued certificates of return to eight elected local government council chairmen and 105 councillors in just concluded elections.
Presenting the certificates at the commission’s Secretariat in Yenagoa, the acting Chairman ,Mr. Remember Ogbe said the event was historic in the democratic transition of the state.
He commended the media, civil society organisations, election observers and Bayelsans that contributed towards the success of the elections.
He assured political actors that the commission would remain an impartial umpire in the discharge of its responsibilities.
In his remarks,the chairman elect of southern Ijaw local government area, Mr.Nigeria Kia commended INEC for conducting a free and fair election.
He express appreciation to people of Southern Ijaw local government for coming out en masse to exercise their franchise .
The chairman elect pledged not to betray the confidence reposed in him by the people. He called on all and sundry to join him in developing the local government.
According to Nigeria “its a government of consolidation, its a government that will embrace everybody, touching the lives of all communities across the local government.
”I am very happy with my vice and seventeen dogged councillors will show the way to lead the local government.
”Southern Ijaw is not a troublesome area, they are only waiting for the. FCC right person to lead them,it is said in the Bible,when the righteous rule the people rejoice and I guesse I am the chosen one to bring more development to the area”.he added.
Speaking in the same vein, the chairman elect of Nembe local government council Mr.Alalibo West thanked Nembe people for electing him and pledged to bring the dividend of democracy to the local government.
Mr.Alalibo reiterated that Bayelsa remains a PDP state and reaffirmed its commitment to deliver its local government for PDP come 16th November gubernatorial election.