As Bayelsans go to the polls in the next 48 hours to elect their governor, the Governor of Edo State, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has asked them to vote out the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state.
The PDP candidate, Seriake Dickson, is looking to win re-election for another four years but will have to see of stiff opposition from his main challenger, former Governor Timipre Sylva of All Progressives Congress, APC.
Speaking in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital during the grand finale rally of the APC, Mr. Oshiomhole said despite the massive natural endowments of the state, the PDP government had subjected the people to hardship and made them labour in vain under its umbrella.
In view of the PDP’s woeful performance in state, the Edo governor said it was time for Bayelsa to join the broom revolution by voting for the APC on Saturday.
He noted that the Sylva had been tested and known to have performed better than incumbent Gov. Dickson.
According to the Edo governor, Bayelsa cannot afford to be in the opposition to guarantee massive development in all sectors.
He said: “We want Bayelsa to fulfill its promises to the people. So, Sylva has been here, he has worked for you, he knows you and you know him too. You have tested his integrity.
“All of us in the APC family are unanimous that with Sylva, the pace of development in Bayelsa will change, more money will be invested in education, more jobs will be created and businesses will be located here.
“So we will work religiously and create jobs that are meaningful, that are sustainable. When we look at the faces here, we see a bundle of energetic men and women who are creative, energetic, resourceful, and what you need is a leadership that can fire your imagination.
“I don’t want to be the only South- South governor from APC. I also want to have a brother, a brother that is taller than me. Vote for change and then you will know that is the beginning of good things to come into this state.
“Therefore, on behalf of your brothers and sisters in Edo State, we will give our solidarity, our support our prayer and may change come on Saturday so that Bayelsa will grow from strength to strength”.