Bayelsa gov poll: Diri expresses optimism of winning

Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa State and his deputy, Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, during campaign


Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa State, and Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, candidate in the November 11, 2023, election in the state, has said he was confident of winning the poll as the people were with him.

Kicking off his re-election campaigns on Monday, he said: “As I welcome you all to a bright new week, the Deputy Governor, Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo and I wish to reaffirm our commitment to building a peaceful, secured, united and prosperous Bayelsa State.

As we officially begin our re-election campaigns based on our sound stewardship to the great people of Bayelsa State, I am particularly happy with the outpouring of love, acceptance and endorsement for us to continue in office for another term.

Thank you for standing firmly with this government. Looking back, this government of prosperity has completed several projects including inherited and new ones.

The three senatorial roads remain our signature projects to open up more riverine communities and connect them to the State capital.

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Also, we have initiated great policies and programmes in education, health, sports, empowerment, skills acquisition and other areas for the overall good of our people.

We have prioritised the welfare and salaries of our civil servants including teachers and health workers.

The outstanding gratuities to our senior citizens are being cleared over the past months and we feel strongly that the retirees deserve to enjoy their benefits while alive.

We truly mean well for our dear state.  We are confident of victory because our people appreciate good governance under our party, the PDP.

We will win because our people are with us. Lawrence and I are here for real service to the people. Your vote is a vote for continuity and consolidation towards building a prosperous Bayelsa State of great potential,” he added.

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