The road is lonely. No bicycle or motorbike ply the roads. Vehicles have long abandoned it. Pedestrians peep before they can take a step to any direction. Quiet, calm but deserted.
Unarguably, Southern Ijaw is the most populated local government area in Bayelsa State. Political office seekers also know that a comfortable win here, could just do the magic. That was what happened in 2016, during the last governorship election. Southern Ijaw it was, that decided the winning governor.
Meni Roland, a native of Emeyal 2, Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, has not met her governor before. Not on a very close range. But she prays for the opportunity to do so. And when she meets him, she would like to thank him for the state government's scholarship offer that made it possible for her to study at the Lincoln University, USA.