Oruama emerges Bayelsa APM guber candidate, vows to change leadership narrative
Why I lost PDP governorship primaries, by Agbedi
Chief Eres Oruama has emerged the governorship candidate of the Allied Peoples Movement (APM) for the November 16, 2019 Bayelsa gubernatorial election.
Oruama said that he would change the leadership narrative of the state if elected as the next governor of the state, adding that he has what it takes to lead the state to an enviable height.
The APM gubernatorial candidate, who spoke shortly after he emerged the party’s flagbearer during the primary election conducted at the party secretariat in Yenagoa, promised to perform beyond the expectations of the people if given the opportunity.
“I want to thank you for the confidence reposed in me by choosing me as your flagbearer and I want to promise you that I will perform beyond your expectations because I have what it takes to govern Bayelsa State.
“I am going to change the leadership narrative of this state by providing purposeful leadership, poverty alleviation and infrastructural development,” he said in his acceptance speech.
Oruama, who polled 40 votes and contested unopposed, was presented with the party’s flag by the Returning Officer who is also the National Welfare Secretary of the party, Alhaji Abubakar Ahmadu.
In another development, the member representing Sagbama/Ekeremor Federal Constituency in the National Assembly and one of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) governorship aspirants in Bayelsa State, Fred Agbedi, has given reasons why he lost the gubernatorial primary.
Agbedi, who polled 18 votes to come seventh at the primary, pointed out that the delegates did not vote based on the visions and popularity of the aspirants but were swayed by certain other factors.