Bight Newspaper reports that the Deputy Governor of Bayelsa State, Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo has expressed optimism that his party, the People Democratic Party (PDP) will win in all the eight LGAs of the State in the ongoing Local Government Area Council election.

Senator Ewhrudjakpo made the statement whilst exercising his eranchise at his polling unit 06, Sagbama ward 4 Ofoni, at the ongoing 2024 Bayelsa Local Government Council election.

The Deputy Governor who casted his ballot at about 10:15 am said the Bayelsa State Government is concerned about who becomes the Chairmen and Councillors in the state to make the council more effective and efficient. According to him the Local Government which before mow were mere salary pay points have now be upgraded to also initiate and execute life impacting projects for the rural people.

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“First we want to commend BYSIEC for living up to its expectation. We have insisted that Nigeria election should improve in terms of credibility, fairness and smoothness. Like you observed, materials have just arrived and the community is gathered to participate in the election.

“The only criticism I have for BYSIEC today is that materials arrived a bit late. It’s a new rub they are leaning, so I believe BYSIEC will improve in the future exercises.

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“Ofoni is the stronghold of PDP in the state, and everyone has come out to prove that once again. All our leaders are here. We are sure that PDP will coast to victory in all the Eight LGAs, and almost all the 105 wards in the state, if not all.

“The Governor Douye Diri-led administration is concerned about who becomes chairman of each of the LGAs in the state. The Local Government is not supposed to be salary pay points alone. It’s supposed to be the first unit of development in the state, because it’s closer to the people. We are presently changing the narrative in Bayelsa State.

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“As a Government we have recalibrated, so our councils will be more effective in delivering good governance to the people at the grassroot level”, Senator Ewhrudjakpo said.

Moment as Senator Ewhrudjakpo casted his vote at his polling unit in Ofoni Secondary school at the ongoing Local Government Council elections in Bayelsa State

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