The immediate past Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development, Heineken Lokpobiri, has declared his intention to contest for the Bayelsa Governorship election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The former lawmaker declared his intention on Saturday after meeting with the state leadership of the APC at the party’s Secretariat in Yenagoa.
Lokpobiri said: “I am here to formally inform my political family about my intention to contest the governorship of Bayelsa State on APC platform. I have the support base to win the election come Nov. 16, 2019.
“My plea to the leadership of our party is to ensure that the party remains united in order to form a formidable front to win this election.
“If party members work together, we will surely win the governorship election, come November.
“I am coming to give direction to Bayelsa State; develop the state and build the economy beyond oil.”
Speaking at the meeting, the State Chairman of the APC, Jonathan Amos, assured that the governorship primary will be free and fair.
According to him, aspirants should carry out their consultations peacefully, without any form of violence.