Politics is to develop, unite our people, says Bayelsa lawmaker as he lauds impact of end-of-year constituency games

Brass—Following the end of the third edition of the Brass Constituency 1 Unity Games, the lawmaker representing Brass Constituency 1 in the Bayelsa State House of Assembly, Dr. Daniel Charles has said he is in politics to unite, engender peace, inspire hope and attract meaningful projects to his people.

Represented by Hon. Erempagamo Eke-Spiff, Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Special Duties, the lawmaker made the statement while speaking to newsmen shortly after yesterday’s football finals in Twon Brass, headquarters of Brass Local Government Area.

From left: Eke-spiff alongside some indigenes of Twon Brass during the finals

The annual event has brought peace and unity within Brass Constituency 1, Charles opined.

He thanked constituents and particularly the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for the 2023 Brass-Nembe Federal Constituency election, Mrs. Marie Ebikake, for their monetary and moral support towards the success of the event.

“As you can see, the annual event has greatly fostered peace within the constituency, judging from how everyone is excited and jubilating. This is how it should be.

Photo capturing some of the scenes at the end of football final

“We are in politics to unite our people, engender peace, attract meaningful projects, give them hope, and put a smile on their faces. And it is, to say the least, fulfilling that God is helping us achieve these noble objectives.

“This unifying annual event has come to stay and our people will continue to harness the great benefits it yields, year in and year out.

“Special thanks to all constituents and other leaders who supported the Unity Games, particularly Hon. Marie Ebikake for the financial and moral support given for us to succeed,” he said.

While pointing out that development is freedom, Charles expressed that “we are ready to go every length for our people to enjoy this freedom.”

Sponsored by the lawmaker and hosted in Twon Brass, the annual games included the participation of various communities of the constituency in a canoe race, football, marathon race, tug of war, and draft competition.

The football final which was the highlight of the Unity Games was played between Egwe-Ama and Kemmer-Ama of Twon Brass and ended in a goalless draw.

The two teams subsequently went into a penalty shoot-out with Egwe-Ama emerging victorious with a 3-1 score line. gathered that the eventual winners of the football competition, Egwe-Ama Football Team went home with N400,000, winner’s price, while the second-placed team got N275,000 and the third-placed team, Beletieama was awarded N150,000.

Prizes were also given to winners of canoe race, tug of war, marathon race as well as draft competition which was specially organised for elders.

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