Gov Diri, Others Express Satisfaction With Conduct Of LG Polls In Bayelsa

The State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, PDP chairmanship candidate, Mrs. Alice Allen Tangi and other stakeholders, has appreciated the state independent electoral commission (BYSIEC), for the peaceful Local Government election which took place on Saturday.

Senator Diri who spoke to newsmen immediately after voting with his wife, Dr Gloria, at Kalamaowei wari unit 4 ward 6 in Sampou community, Kolokuma/Opokuma Local Government Area, disclosed that the election/Poll was peaceful, free and fair.

He expressed the optimism that PDP will emerge victorious in the 105 wards of the eight local government areas as it was the only party with wide acceptance and vigorously campaigned across the state ahead of the election.

“PDP enjoys the support of the people and judging from the outcome of the November 11, 2023 governorship election, our party will still take the upper hand. As you have seen, the voting process was peaceful and seamless and l think if this is the way it is in every other unit and ward, then we expect a peaceful and successful local government election to usher in a new leadership at the third tier of government”, he stated.

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According to the PDP Chairmanship candidate in Sagbama Local Government Area, Mrs Alice Allen Tangi, said the smooth conduct of the exercise in the state was a true reflection that the PDP is the only party that people love and appreciated so much.

Speaking with newsmen after her vote at Agbanabiri/Kingpolo Town Hall, Torubeni ward 12, unit 09, said, Since 1999 to date, we usually have the most peaceful election in the community since there are no opposition. We always speak in one voice and supports each other.

“The whole place is calm and peaceful, this is a PDP dominated area, there is no course for alarm. The people supports the party. I am from the community and the support is massive because of my antecedent as a former leader of Sagbama legislative council and my legacies, I believe with the support of the people I will fulfill my mandate when elected”, she said.

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The PDP Chieftain, Dr Tangi Ebimobowei, appreciated the governor for finding the candidate worthy and stressed that, through the candidate, the Local Government is now unified and all party’s had resolved to work for the victory of the PDP candidate.

“if elected into office, she has all it takes to bring transformation to the Local Government due to her good records, more especially when she was a leader of the Great Sagbama house”, he said.

He further prayed for God’s guidance upon her, as well advised her to continue with the good works she has been doing.

The former Chairman of Sagbama Local Government Area, Hon Barnabas Edure, after voted at unit 1, Ward 12 Toru Beni Town in Sagbama LGA, described the process as free and fair, while commending Bayelsa State Independent Electoral Commission, BSIEC, for the peaceful process they organized.

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According to him, there is no contending candidate in the Local Government, stressing that PDP has already taking the day from the votes already casted so far.

He commended the security agencies for ensuring that, there was no violence as well as no issue of snatching ballot box.

By Owunna Goodness, Bayelsa