February 22, 2024

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I ‘ve Come To Correct PDP’s, Many Mistakes -Lyon

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Governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief David Lyon said his mission to the Bayelsa state seat of power was to correct the leadership errors made by the PDP government of Seriake Dickson.
At the weekend, the APC campaign train for the November 16 governorship election hit Ekeremor local government area of the state, moving from community to community, canvassing for votes.
In each of the communities visited, the APC standard bearer and his entourage were treated to a rousing welcome as the people rolled out the drums to receive them. Community and traditional heads of each of the communities were visited by the campaign team before coming to the campaign grounds.
At Egbemo-Angalabiri community, which was the first point of call, Lyon promised to protect and judiciously use the crude oil wealth of Bayelsa State for the growth and development of the people if elected as governor during the forthcoming election.
He noted that one of the mistakes of the outgoing governor was to assume the position of a lord over the people rather than being a servant leader, pointing out that such was the reason why the state was being run like a personal estate of one individual.
Addressing a mammoth crowd that received him at Ekeremor main town, headquarters of the local government council, Lyon said Bayelsans still lived in penury because the outgoing administration failed to protect and invest the common wealth of the people in profit generating ventures, thereby causing the people to live from hand to mouth.
He further explained that Ekeremor LGA has many crude oil bearing communities, but that the level of development of the communities and her people does not reflect the true nature of their contributions to the wealth and growth of Nigeria.
He said, once elected into office, protecting the crude oil wealth of the state from activities of pipeline vandals and crude oil thieves, a phenomenon he said had exposed the Bayelsa environment to severe degradation, would top the list of his priorities.
He promised to bring the long awaited Age Deep Seaport project to fruition, adding that the construction of the road to Ekeremor which had been abandoned by the present administration, would be give an accelerated attention.
The campaign train received a major boost at Ekeremor as the EKELGA Youths Federation, led by its president, Prince Ebi Etolo unanimously endorsed Lyon as their candidate for the governorship election.
The youth president said the PDP government in the state had disappointed the youths, noting that the government had no place for Bayelsa youths in terms of bursary payment to students as well as job creation.
The campaign train also stopped over at Ndoro, Isampou and Peretorugbene communities where Lyon also promised to ensure that all crude oil producing and pipeline impacted communities were captured in the Global Memorandum of Understanding (GMoU) of multinationals operating in the area.
“As an oil producing community, you deserve more than the hardship the state government has exposed you to. I understand your condition because my community suffers the same fate. In other words, I am on the same page with you in this struggle.

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