Yenagoa—The member representing Ogbia Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Azibapu Fred Obua, has on Wednesday been successfully screened by the Bayelsa State five-man National Assembly Screening Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to participate in the party’s primaries in May.
Obua, while speaking to a crowd of supporters and newsmen shortly after the screening process which was held at the state party secretariat in Yenagoa, commended the PDP for the seamless process, stating that he looks forward to a successful primary election that will see him emerge as the flag bearer.
The lawmaker who doubles as the Deputy Chairman of the House Committee on Information, National Orientation, Ethics and Values also commended Governor Douye Diri for providing a level playing field for all aspirants.
He emphasized that Diri is the best aspirant to be voted in as the PDP standard-bearer who can bring victory home at the general elections come 2023.
The federal lawmaker revealed that clearing has begun on the site of one of his landmark projects as a lawmaker, the Oloibiri Oil and Gas Museum and Research Centre project, assuring that he will see to the realization and completion of the project.
The lawmaker equally assured that the Federal College of Education Elebele-Ogbia whose establishment bill has been passed by the House is fully operational.
Obua insisted that it is only his retention in the Green Chamber as a ranking member that will see to the actualization of the said tertiary institution and other projects which are in the pipeline.
It was gathered that Azibapu Fred Obua has been given the nod by several delegates and stakeholders in his constituency to re-contest in the forthcoming elections to retain his seat in the National Assembly following weeks of consultation.
He equally condemned the recent attack on the country homes of Hon. Fred Agbedi and his brother in the Aghoro community in Ekeremor Local Government Area of the State as well as the reported fatal Baybridge incident which claimed a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Yenagoa.
Obua, a former Commissioner for Special Projects and Director in the Federal and State Civil Services, also
advocated for ‘developmental politics’, saying only politics without violence and bitterness can bring about peace and stability in the state.