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General News of Saturday, 4 November 2023


Bayelsa Elections 2023: Obasanjo gives hints on anointed governorship candidate

Olusegun Obasanjo Olusegun Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo may have backed the state governor, Douye Diri, who is seeking re-election for a second term as Bayelsa state governor. Ex-President Obasanjo appears to have endorsed Governor Diri's second-term bid.

Inaugurating the project, the former president applauded ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, who started the project when he was the governor of Bayelsa state, as well as Senator Seriake Dickson for continuing it.

He noted that that is the importance of continuity. According to Obasanjo, if you have a horse that is winning in a race, there is no need to change it, making reference to Governor Diri’s second term bid, Daily Trust reported.

In a statement on his Facebook page, Govermor Diri also said the former president has backed his second-term bid.

"You have acknowledged that we need to continue, and continue we will. We will continue to provide service to our people," he wrote.

The contenders Bayelsa is one of the three states where governorship elections will take place on Saturday, November 11. Others are Imo and Kogi state. Diri is the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the poll.

His main rivals include Timipre Sylva of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Engr. Udengs Eradiri of the Labour Party (LP).