Bayelsa Deputy Governor Gboribiogha John-Jonah has joined the race, as he bought his expression of Interest/nomination forms of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Bayelsa governorship ticket.
Concise News learned that John-Jonah made this known through a statement issued by his Senior Special Assistant on Media, Ebi Evinson on Saturday in Yenagoa.
The deputy governor, who picked the nomination form at the National Secretariat of the PDP in Abuja to enable him to join the league of contenders for the forthcoming governorship primaries of the party in Bayelsa State.
After picking the tickets, he said that the driving force for his ambition was the passion to serve the people as well as continue the developmental projects initiated by Governor Seriake Dickson.
“I clearly understood the challenges of governance and better placed to continue and consolidate on the achievements of Dickson, especially in the education and health sectors,’’ John-Jonah said.
He also urged the party to provide a level playground for all aspirants and play by the rules, saying that there should be no preferred aspirant in order to avoid divisiveness within the ranks of the party.
Retired Col. Austin Akobundu, National Organising Secretary of the PDP, who handed over the forms to the deputy governor, promised to ensure a seamless transition in Bayelsa.
Akobundu gave the assurance that the party would provide a level playground for all the aspirants.
He showed satisfaction with the credentials of all the aspirants for the Bayelsa governorship ticket; as they were all qualified to run for the sit.
The deputy governor was accompanied by a huge crowd of supporters, including Tonye Isenah, Speaker, Bayelsa State House of Assembly and Abraham Ongobere, Deputy Speaker of the House.
Others in the company of the aspirant were: elder statesmen like Chief Francis Doukpola, Thompson Okorotie, Martin Agbede, among others.