The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for next month’s governorship election in Bayelsa State, Sen. Douye Diri, has urged the supporters of former President Goodluck Jonathan to vote for him.
Diri, who spoke yesterday at campaigns in Otuokpoto, Kolo and Ogbia, noted that the residents of Ogbia had supported PDP previously, observing that the late Melford Okilo was a PDP member.
He said that the PDP provided a platform for the former president who hailed from Otuoke in Ogbia to become president, appealing to the people to sustain their loyalty to the party.
Diri promised that he would resolve the development challenges facing Ogbia residents as well as other parts of the state.
He said voting for the PDP would preserve the legacies of Okilo and Jonathan.
He pledged that his administration would consolidate the achievements of the current PDP administration and bring development closer to Ogbia Local Government.
The lawmaker representing Sagbama/Ekeremor Federal Constituency, Fred Agbedi, had appealed to PDP members who had defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) to return to PDP.
Agbedi, who contested the PDP governorship primaries alongside Diri and 19 other aspirants, said the party was the best option for Bayelsa, having been in power since 1999.
Also, Chief Benson Agadaga, one of the PDP leaders in the state, said Ogbia residents would give Diri a bloc vote.