Dr, Ekiyor K WelsonThe campaign for Democracy and Democracy in Bayelsa has launched the match for democracy in Bayelsa and Nigeria in general to mark the 2018 democracy day.
In a statement issued in Yenagoa, the Director-General of CDDB, Dr. Ekiyor K. Welson said that the match involves the final push by Bayelsan people to vote their preferred leader in the 2019 governorship election.
The march took the form of sensitization, mobilization and education of the people on the precepts of participatory democracy, freedom and liberty, development and accountability through town hall meetings, rallies, seminars, conferences, radio, TV and outdoor publicity campaigns to make the choice of the people count.
He said that this disclosure has become necessary because the group has concluded its process of searching, finding and endorsing a preferred choice for governor in person of Architect Reuben Okoya.
Architect Okoya’s choice was arrived at from a pool of three other people who sent in their CVs for scrutiny and vetting, a process that took four months to conclude.
Working with Rawl Center, 10 criteria were used to access the governorship aspirants and they include befitting residence in Yenagoa, political connection, access to fund, state and federal experience and YELGA/KOLGA.
Other criteria were visible source of income, clean from cult involvement, philanthropy, knowledge of problems of the problems of Bayelsa and possible solutions and readiness to sign chatter with the people.
To conclude the journey that started in February 2018, CDDB called on all political parties in Bayelsa to adopt Architect Okoya as their candidate if they wish to win the next governorship election because he’s having the support of all Bayelsans in and outside the country.
Finally, Dr. Ekiyor used the opportunity to wish the people of Nigeria, federal government and the Bayelsa state government successful Democracy Day.