Yenagoa—A frontline senatorial aspirant under the platform of the Young Progressive Party (YPP) contesting for the Bayelsa West Senatorial District seat, Mrs. Tonbara Jennifer Mohammed (nee Waritimi) has promised to initiate policies and programmes that would create employment opportunities for the people of her senatorial district.
Mrs. Mohammed who made this known while speaking with newsmen shortly after her arrival at the Bayelsa International Airport called on other aspirants from the senatorial district to jettison their ambitions and close ranks with her to succeed.
While stressing that the empowerment of youths and women will among other things be the main focus of her representation, she promised to change the political narrative of women as well as give them a sense of belonging.
She called for a paradigm shift from over-dependence on oil to agriculture, where the state has a comparative advantage, pledging to industrialize farming to make it a money-spinning venture.
The YPP aspirant commended successive senators for their efforts in attracting development to the senatorial district and promised to consolidate on the gains recorded as well as initiate policies to better the lot of the people.
Mrs. Mohammed who said her decision to contest was born out of passion to serve the people and entrench good governance, hinted that if elected as a senator, she will attract unprecedented development to the senatorial district.
She noted that her mandate is beyond Sagbama/Ekeremor Local Government Areas, which make up the senatorial district because she equally has a responsibility to galvanize unity in Bayelsa and the entire Ijaw nation.
While promising to pursue the issue of restructuring the country at the National Assembly, Mrs. Mohammed also said she will use her contacts to build new bridges of understanding, consolidating existing bonds with critical stakeholders to develop the senatorial district.
Mrs. Mohammed said she will make Bayelsa West a tourist destination for investors to come and take advantage of the abundant resources, also promising to operate an all-inclusive administration where constructive criticism to move the senatorial district forward would be welcomed.
She thanked party leaders, women, and youths who came from far and near to welcome her and promised never to betray the confidence reposed in her.