Femi Folaranmi, Yenagoa
Stakeholders and leaders of Ogbia Local Government have endorsed the presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, in the forthcoming elections, to reciprocate the party’s magnanimity and the country, to the area.
The forum of Ogbia political leaders from Constituency One, former President Goodluck Jonathan’s constituency, also resolved to endorse the senatorial candidate of the PDP, Blessing Izagara and his House of Representatives counterpart, Azibapu Fred Obua.
Commissioner for Information, Daniel Iworiso-Markson, said the stakeholders made the endorsement during a meeting presided over by Governor Seriake Dickson, at the Government House, yesterday.
Iworiso-Markson said the Ogbia people perceived the election as the right opportunity to show gratitude to the PDP and the entire country. According to him, the PDP gave an Ogbia son an opportunity to become deputy governor, governor, vice president and president; in the person of Jonathan.
It was further noted that the PDP gave an opportunity to a son of the area, Chief Emmanuel Ogidi, to serve the party as the South South chairman of the party, and Chief Melford Okilo as a senator.
In his remarks, the governor, who presided over the meeting, commended the Ogbia delegation for their high sense of morality, to appreciate the magnanimity of the PDP to Constituency One.
The governor also commended the people for their resolution to vote only PDP candidates; against non-flagbearers of the party in the elections. Dickson said he was impressed that the Ogbia stakeholders placed emphasis on the supremacy of the interest of the party.
On his part, the South South National Vice Chairman, Chief Emmanuel Ogidi, commended the people for their expression of gratitude to the party which he serves now as the National Vice Chairman, South- South.