There is rising unease in the fold of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Bayelsa State following the decision by the Secetary to the State Government (SSG and ten other officials under the administration of Governor Douye Diri to succumb to pressure and join the race for the ticket of the party to contest the State and National election in the state.

Among those serving under the present administration in the state and that have accepted the calls from their constituents are the Secetary of the State Petroleum Task Force Committee, Hon. Waikumo Amakoromo, a Commissioner at the Local Government Service Commission, Hon. Cleopas Carter, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Legislative matters, Hon. Alfred Belemote Watson, the special Adviser on Investment, Dr. Jonathan Obuebite.

While many politicians in the state claimed the decision by the government officials to join the race was a deliberate move to replace the incubent Legislators and create a loyal camp around the state Governor,Senator Douye Diri

Others described the decision as a normal and more healthy decisions that will allow for the best to emerged to represent their constituents.

The entrance of the Bayelsa SSG, Rt.Hon. Kombowei Benson is believed to be a plot to unseat the incumbent Senator representing Bayelsa Central, Senator Moses Cleopas. Cleopas is said to have lost face among PDP members in the area and the Gov. Douye Diri group in the party.


But over a thousand card carrying members of the peoples democratic party ( PDP) made up of Youths, women and men in Gbarain/ Ekpetiama, Yenagoa constituency 2 took to the streets to explain reasons behind their demand for the​ Secetary of the State Task Force on Petroleum Monitorinf, Hon. Waikumo Amakoromo to join the race for the State Assembly elections.

According to the​ representative of the five wards in constituency 2 of Yenagoa Local Government Council area from ward 7-11, the decision to call on Hon. Waikumo Amakoromo to join the race is due to his contributions and status as a worthy party man who will win elections for the PDP to support the Gov. Douye Diri led prosperity administration.

Hon. Waikumo Amakoromo who received the group at his hometown Koroama ward nine expressed appreciation for the confidence bestowed on him by the party stakeholders in his constituents.

The champion of the Youths Agenda noted that as a card carrying member of PDP from inception till date, he is willing to continually support the Gov Diri’s prosperity mantra and protect the interest of the party in the constituency to provide more democratic dividends to the people.

Amakoromo noted that with the call on him to contest for the state House of Assembly seat to represent their voices after consulting widely, he accepts the call whole heartedly in the interest of the party faithfuls from Gbarain and Ekpetiama kingdoms in Yenagoa Local Government Area, and the State in general.

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