April 24, 2024

2023: Friends, associates raise N50m to support former commissioner

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Nathan Tamarapreye, Yenagoa

Friends, political and business associates of former Commissioner for Information and Orientation in Bayelsa State, Daniel Iworiso-Markson, have raised over N50m to support his candidacy for Ogbia Federal Constituency in the next election.

The stakeholders urged his kinsmen not to miss the golden opportunity of sending Iworiso-Markson to the House of Representatives.

They spoke in Yenagoa, during a fund raising dinner in honour of Iworiso-Markson, who is the candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) for the Ogbia Federal Constituency election.

Describing Iworiso-Markson as the best man for the job, they opined that having known and partnered with him on many projects for over two decades, they could attest to his commitment to service delivery.

In his remarks, the chairman of the occasion Ben Okoye, who is also the Chairman/CEO of Brass Oil and Gas Free Zone Area, said the public and private sector experience of Iworiso-Markson would be a huge advantage at the Green Chamber.

Okoye who was represented at the event by Mr Cyril Akika, the Coordinator of Brass Oil and Gas Free Zone Area, said Nigeria needed people like Iworiso-Markson, who has the capacity to use public office to better the lives of the citizens.

He noted that Iworiso-Markson would bring the needed representation that would drive development and appealed to the people of Ogbia Federal Constituency to vote massively for him on February 25.

Earlier in his remarks, the Director General of the Iworiso-Markson Campaign Organization, Kopi Macaulay Wongu, explained that aside raising funds for his campaign, they decided to put the event together to reinforce their message of hope for the people of Ogbia.

According to him, it is that message of hope of a better Ogbia Kingdom as contained in the manifesto of their candidate that they will be preaching as they embark on their community to community campaign.

He stated that Iworiso-Markson is a good product to market as his track record of performance as Chief Press Secretary to former Bayelsa State Governor and also Commissioner for Information is well known to everybody.

On his part, Iworiso-Markson said he was in the race to win and make a difference in the lives of his people and assured that he will deliver the best kind of representation in the history of Ogbia Federal Constituency when elected.

While thanking all those, who came out to identify with him as well those who made donations, he reiterated that he will pursue the common aspiration of all Ogbia people, especially peace and unity.

Over N50m naira was raised at the event which was also used by Iworiso-Markson to sign the declaration document of Governance Agenda for Inclusive Nigeria (GAIN), presented to him by officials of the organization as part of plans to secure the commitment of top candidates of the National Assembly elections on policy and legal reforms.

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