The Labour Party (LP) governorship Candidate in Bayelsa State, Udengs Eradiri, has said the provision of infrastructures, roads and other social amenities are the rights of citizens, and politicians do not deserve applause for them.
Goldennewsng reports that Eradiri spoke during his campaign tour with stakeholders and supporters of the LP to Nembe City, Opu Nembe and Otakeme communities in Nembe and Ogbia Local Government areas.
The LP candidate expressed optimism about solving the problems in the state, stressing with the growing grassroots support of his campaigns, he will demystify money politics in the November 11 gubernatorial election.
Eradiri noted that he was in the race to rescue Bayelsa and develop all communities, insisting that the state was the second poorest in the country and suffering from bad leadership.
He said, “We are the second poorest state and the highest school dropout in the whole of the country, which is very sad. I am moving across all the communities of our state selling my manifesto.
“I will change the old order of doing things. I will not clap hands for myself for building roads, infrastructural development and other social amenities which ordinarily are the rights of the people. Together, we will make Bayelsa work again.
If we don’t tell ourselves the truth, we will be left behind; most states have gone far while we are on retrogression.
“I have the solution to the problems of the people; I have a stronger message than any other party flag bearer. Let us make a choice that we won’t regret tomorrow.
“Bayelsa has Sampou and Peremabiri rice farms, but after 40 years, no grain has been produced. So I will rather invest in the Otuokpoti rice farm because the people in that community are original rice growers. If we invest in Otuokpoti, we will succeed”.
Eradiri submitted that the current administration of Douye Diri is playing politics with the development of the state.
He also urged the people to collect money from moneybags on election day and vote for him, adding that voters must avoid making a wrong choice at the poll.
He added, “I will design the Nembe creek as an industrial area, pipe gas to the area and advertise it. We will have companies from abroad that will come to invest.
“In this election, no matter how rich they are, I’m in the race because I know what we will achieve. The current government is playing politics with the development of the state. How can you claim you are constructing roads from Nembe to Brass when the roads in Yenagoa are terrible.”