Off-season Guber Election: Peter Obi Launches Bayelsa LP Governorship Campaign
The presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in the February 25 Presidential Election, Mr Peter Obi, has launched the party’s campaign for the November 11 off-season governorship polls in Bayelsa State.
Obi, who spoke alongside the National Chairman of the LP, Mr Julius Abure, assured the people that the party’s governorship candidate, Mr Udengs Eradiri, would emerge victorious at the polls.
He affirmed that the party had an overwhelming support base in the state, coupled with its performance and excellence.
He urged the people of Bayelsa State to come out en masse and vote for Eradiri as the next governor of the state, describing the process that produced Eradiri as the party’s governorship candidate as credible.
“What Nigeria is lacking is verification, and that is one of its major problems. If you don’t know where you are coming from, that means you don’t know where you are going to.
“As I was coming from Port-Harcourt to Yenagoa, you will see poverty. Nigeria has failed Bayelsa in 57 years after oil was discovered.
“After Sokoto as the poorest state, then Bayelsa is the next. The state suffered from one of the worst flooding incidents last year, since the history of Nigeria,” said Obi.
National chairman, Abure, said he was confident that the Labour Party would form the next government in Bayelsa.
He said that the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) had failed Nigerians and the people of the state in particular.
“We will change the economic narratives of Bayelsa State. Eradiri is the only governorship candidate of the Labour Party in Bayelsa State.
“LP is founded on integrity and performance. PDP and APC have failed. We have tried PDP and APC, and they failed.
“Their results are insecurity, poverty and infrastructural decay. Labour Party has come to change the narrative. Vote for Udengs Eradiri, vote LP come November 11,” he said.
Speaking after the party’s flag was handed over to Eradiri, the governorship candidate of the party promised to fix the state, if he wins the governorship election.
He said his programme is to engage the people but not about making noise but to reach out to the people in the rural areas to let them know his ambition.
Eradiri said, if elected as governor, he would ensure the people have a better life and promised not to play politics with the development of Bayelsa.
He added that his experience, garnered from various positions held at the grassroots, state government and national levels, had positioned him to solve the problems in the state.