April 24, 2024

Bayelsa election: Bayelsa Deputy Governor Ewhrudjakpo advises voters orderliness


Nathan Tamarapreye, Yenagoa

The Deputy  Governorship  Candidate of People’s Democratic Party (PDP)  Lawrence  Ewhrudjakpo  has called on the people of the state to exercise their franchise with decorum stating that election is  a ballot affair not a bullet affair.

Speaking after casting his vote at unit 6 ward 2 Ofoni, he told  the people that  election   is a civic responsibility not a military activity.

Thanking Gov Douye Diri for choosing him as  a running mate, he also thanked the people of Ofoni community for always standing by him.

He said: ” I  want to thank God for having the opportunity to come for this second contest  and I thank the governor who nominated me to be his running mate because it is not my right, it is a privilege.

“I want to  thank Bayelsans  for the  massive support and solidarity and I want to thank the people of Ofoni community who have always  queued  behind me like a solid rock.

“We thank  INEC for the process so far but we are concerned about what is happening in Nembe and few other places and we pray that the security agencies and all the other agencies should do the right thing so that people should not be disenfranchised.

“Election is a ballot affair not a bullet affair so people should make it a civic responsibility not a military responsibility.  We want to encourage Bayelsa people and Nembe people who have always had this glitches, in every election circle, there is always violence in Nembe. I think it is  becoming a little bit too kind a name for them to bear.

“We are confident that we are going to coast to victory because the candidates of  the other party has nothing actual to tell us.

“We want to plead with the actors and actresses they should shield their sword and allow peace to reign,” he said

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