Balaysa LP gov candidate, Eradiri mocks Diri jobs’ close to poll

Labour Party, LP, governorship candidate in Bayelsa State, Udengs Eradiri, for the November 11, poll, has mocked the ongoing employment process initiated by Governor Douye Diri of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, few days to the poll.

Eradiri noted that after being in office for over three years, Diri did not offer Bayalsans jobs, but just woke up to create jobs for people of the state because of the forthcoming governorship election.

Addressing newsmen, he said Diri’s hiring of more political appointees ahead of the November 11, election was a grand deception, that would not save him from defeat.

Governor Douye Diri of bayelsa State

He said: “What is coming in November 11, is beyond party. It is a mass movement and a revolution against bad, incompetent and clueless government.

“I am happy that LP has become a force to reckon with ahead of this poll and that my participation in the election as the candidate of the party is giving Governor Diri a nightmare.

“My involvement in the election has provided jobs for people, who ordinarily were not considered fit to work in the government of Diri. In the last three years, the governor did not consider rolling out jobs for people and engaging more political appointees.

“But today, a few weeks to the election, Governor Diri is hawking appointment letters as a strategy to boost his chances. Unknown to him, Bayelsa people are wiser now. They understand his game. Besides, he is not doing them any favour because the money is not owned by the governor. It belongs to the people.

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“So, if he invites you, go and take your money. If he gives you a job, accept it and enjoy it while it lasts. But the truth is that this great state deserves a better alternative and should be rescued from the incompetence of this administration.

“Common sense will tell everybody that this is just a campaign strategy, which will fail woefully like a pack of cards. Governor Diri has occupied the office for over three years but did not deem it fit to employ anybody. But suddenly he woke up from his slumber a few weeks to another election and started hawking appointments.

“Tell Governor Diri that Bayelsans are wiser now and cannot be deceived by his method of vote-buying ahead of the election. It is now clear that the process is already tainted by deception.

“It is only a bait to give the people false hope and subject them to making a decision against their will. The truth is that the process is designed to fail immediately after the election. We are calling on our people to be vigilant and not to be deceived by Governor Diri’s job and appointment scam.

“We make bold to tell the people of the state that everything this government is doing is borne out of desperation to retain power. Nothing is real. All is designed as a campaign movie series with incompetent actors. They are not sincere. I and LP stand as the only alternative for the liberation of Bayelsa and a vote for me is for a better and prosperous state.”

Describing the motive as vote buying, Eradiri advised persons accepting the jobs to be wary of the governor’s antics saying the offers were fake and would be terminated immediately after the election.

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