Yenagoa—A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Bayelsa State, Hon. Tolumoye Bikikoro popularly called Papilarge has urged delegates in the upcoming senatorial primaries to vote for the immediate past Secretary to the State Government, Rt. Hon. Konboye Benson to fly the party’s flag in the Bayelsa Central Senatorial election.
He stated that Bayelsa central deserves a gentle, brilliant and tested leader like Benson to represent the senatorial district.
Bikikoro a former chairman of Kolokuma/Opukuma Local Government Area of the State made this known in a statement sent to mangrovepen.ng on Tuesday.
He described Benson as a politician who has proven himself worthy in service to the people.
According to him, as a former speaker of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly, the state experienced unprecedented growth through his cordial relationship with the executive.
“I believe that with his vast knowledge and legislative experience as a former speaker, he will raise people-oriented motions and sponsor bills as well as facilitate developmental projects in our communities.
“As the immediate past Secretary to the State Government, he worked tirelessly side by side with our amiable governor, Senator Douye Diri in spreading prosperity to the nooks and crannies of the state,” he said.
Bikikoro enjoined delegates to be wary of some politicians he described as arrogant adding that “we don’t need a candidate that will abandon us after he wins, hence you need to give your total support and votes to Rt. Hon. Konboye Benson because he has the people at heart always.”