By Chiemeka Green, Yenagoa
The All Progressives Congress (APC), Bayelsa State Chapter, Tuesday, inaugurated its 2019 Governorship Campaign Council with the state chairman Hon. Jothan Amos, formally declaring the Council and the various committees inaugurated in the presence of party elders, stakeholders and other loyalists.
He remarked that the APC is best placed to win the forthcoming November 16 gubernatorial election in the state.
Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, is the director-general of the campaign while Professor Seiyefa Brisibe is the alternate director-general. Hon. Eddy Orubo, Hon. Christopher Enai, Chief Sonme Ogilogi and Festus Daumiebi will serve as deputy director-generals. The state secretary of APC, Hon. Alabo Martins, is the campaign secretary.
At the occasion, the APC candidate, Chief David Lyon, promised to change Bayelsa State for the good of all. “To defeat the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) is a task that must be done. Everyone has seen the hardship in the state. We are in total darkness. We cannot continue to remain a civil service state. Together, we will change the narrative”, Lyon said.
Alternate Director-General, Professor Brisibe, said the APC represents the hope and yearnings of the people of the state. He expressed confidence in the party’s victory. “We are going to Government House, Yenagoa. We will banish hunger. We will banish poverty. We will banish insecurity. We will banish darkness. We will banish dictatorship”, he declared.
Former deputy governor, Rt. Hon Peremobowei Ebebi, thanked the leadership of APC in the state for appointing him as adviser to the Campaign Council.
Ebebi, speaking in the name of Bayelsa West zone, only recently defected from the PDP. He promised to put in his best in ensuring that APC wins the governorship election on November 16.
Veteran politician from Bayelsa East, Dr. George Allen Fente, congratulated all those appointed into the various committees, and advised that the coming election presents an opportunity to “choke” the PDP.