Concerned indigenes of Epie\Atisa kingdom of Yenagoa local government area of Bayelsa State under the aegis of the Epie\Atissa Voice has issued a red card to the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to vacate the government house come November 16th governorship election over alleged under performance and neglect of development in the state capital.
According to the group, though the issuance of a red card was adopted in view of the development needs of the Epie/Atissa people, noted that no tangible development or political benefits, the concerned indigenes adopted the APC flag bearer, Chief David Lyon for Governor.
The State Coordinator of the Epie\Atissa Voice, Comrade Kalizibe Joseph, said: “We want peace in the state and we all know that when a football has not gone so well, It is left for the referee to issue a yellow card as well as a red card. So our case is likened to that of a football game.
‘It’s on this note that the Epie/Atissa people have decided and unanimously rejected PDP and want to take over government through the ballots.
“We are backing the All progressive Congress (APC) candidate, Chief David Lyon, whom we believe has come to our rescue.
“We are using this medium to say that in as much as the restoration government and the PDP are deriving joy in under-developing our people. We have also resolved that come February 14th 2020, they have to quit because they don’t have any other option than to leave our residents.”
Also speaking, the Director General, David Lyon Youth Vanguard, Comrade, Moso Duenize, said the journey to take over their destiny has just begun, adding that the PDP has done nothing but to underdevelop the capital city where we are from and the state in general.
He also emphasized that it is so pathetic that Yenagoa is described as the darkest capital in the country despite the huge federal allocation received monthly by the state government.
“When there’s rain the whole state is always flooded, for about eight year the government is not even looking towards that direction. Its so pathetic that Yenagoa is described as the darkness capital in the country. The level of crime experienced currently has never been as terrible in the history of the state.
“We can’t sleep with comfort because of the government’s failure to curb criminality in the state. We can no longer as a people continue in this direction, even as we play host to the capital city but we are relegated to the background.
Also speaking, a chieftain of APC, Chief Preye Agama, who moved the motion for the issuance of a red card to the PDP, said the decision was adopted by the over thirty Communities of Epie\Atissa origin, ‘we have tested the PDP for 8, years and nothing came out of it rather we have suffered exclusion, total darkness ,flooding due to bad drainage and insecurity. Yenagoa has become the Darkest state capital in the country. We are the landlord and we have sacked the PDP to pack out and the APC should come in with Chief David Lyon come November 16th.’