A social/rights activist and founder of the Movement for the Survival of the Ijaw Ethnic Nationality in the Niger Delta (MOSIEND) Elder Timi Ogoriba has enjoined his Odi community kinsmen to ensure that governor Douye Diri returns to the Creek Haven come 2023.
Ogoriba was full of praises for the governor in Odi at the weekend when the flood taskforce committee visited the riverine community following the protection of the town from flooding through water barrier constructed by the Diri administration.
The MOSIEND leader said “we have suffered flooding in this community. One was in 1969, one was in 1999, untill 2012; very devastating floods and this year would have been another bad one but for what Douye and his government did in Odi by putting this protection across the community.
“If you move round now, you will understand that the level of the water is higher than the town. But for this barricade, the water would have been gushing into Odi and every part of the community would have been flooded.
“So, we will give Kudos and praise to the government of Douye. We are not praise singers but when something is real and factual, we talk about it. Thank God he gave trust to the young man, Moses Teibowei (works commissioner). They have worked.
“When somebody does what is right, there is what we call reciprocity. The only way we are going to reciprocate this is if he is coming back as a second time governor, we are going to vote him, and Odi, particularly will prompt him to come back for a second term.”