A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Festus Daumiebi says he is very optimistic of the party’s victory in the upcoming governorship election.
According to him, Bayelsa are ready to vote out the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state.
Daumiebi, a candidate for Bayelsa Central Senatorial District in the 2019 general elections, said this in an interview with newsmen in Yenagoa on Wednesday, alleging that the present administration neglected the development of the state.
He alleged further that the PDP government in the state had not provided basic social infrastructure within the state capital and all parts of the state in its seven and half years of ruling.
He, nonetheless, commended the present administration for opening up the hinterlands of the state but queried the sincerity and commitment of the administration towards the successful completion of the new Yenagoa city and other projects by the government.
The APC chieftain said that he would join other party stalwarts to call on former governor and minister designate Chief Timpre Sylva to pick the party nomination form.
He stated that as party people, they will impress on Sylva to contest the governorship of Bayelsa.
According to him Bayelsa needs him more at this time than the president needs him in Abuja as minister.
“The resolve of the people in voting out the PDP is reflected in the results of the 2019 general elections where we won several seats at both the national and state assembly.
“I am calling on all residents of Bayelsa to pray to God, never to allow the affliction of misrule occasioned by accidental leaders to arise a second time.
“That is why I am adding my voice to those of thousands of people of Bayelsa to call on former governor and minister designate to come and wipe the tears off the eyes of Bayelsa residents without further delay,’’ he said.