Bayelsa poll: PDP’s Okoko presents manifesto to legislators




A Bayelsa state governorship aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the November governorship election, Keniebi Okoko, has said that he will harness all available resources in the state, and better manage them to enhance the delivery of dividends of democracy to Bayelsans.

He said if he successfully flew the flag of the PDP in the primaries and eventually in the November election, he “will maximise the natural resources in the state so as to boost revenue generation and provision of infrastructure as well as human capital development.”

Okoko said this when he paid a visit to members of the House of Assembly on Thursday.

“I have come to declare my utmost loyalty to this House and to say that PDP remains supreme and whatever decision or outcome of the primaries I will not leave this party. It is also to intimate Honourable members of my intention to run for the biggest seat in the state which is the governorship seat; it will be unfair for me to disregard this House and not come to seek blessings from you and talk on a few things I want to do,” he said.

He assured Bayelsans that he would build a refinery through public-private partnership if he emerged the governor.

Okoko said he would maximise the state’s oil and gas resources to build a modular refinery to advance development, employment generation and boost the welfare of residents.

He also said, if elected, his administration would pay particular attention to industrialisation, quality health care, and education.

“No man likes the sound of Ak-47 we will create an atmosphere and opportunities to engage our youth, we will bring them together. So, I am in the race to render service in a greater capacity.”

Responding, the speaker of the House of Assembly, Tonye Emmanuel Isenah, said “is good to start like this, whoever that wins will have a robust relationship with the house so that the assembly can function.”

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