Bayelsa Guber: No Agreement on rotation says Lokoobiri's Campaign DG


A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, Warman Ogoriba, on Monday said Bayelsa
State stakeholders had never adopted a particular rotational method for the office of a
governor.
Warman, who was recently appointed the Director-General of the Henieken Lokpobiri
Campaign Organisation, spoke in Yenagoa, the state capital.
He said those criticising Lokpobiri’s aspiration because he hails from the same senatorial
district with the incumbent governor, Seriake Dickson, misplaced the argument.
He said all the senatorial districts in the state had already produced governor, adding that it
could be the turn of any local government area that had yet to occupy the office, irrespective
of its senatorial district.
He said, “Many people talk about zoning and I laugh most times because I have been
around  the political scene for a while, precisely from 1989, 1999 till today and I can tell you
with all seriousness that there is no day that Bayelsa politicians sat somewhere  and agreed
that we were going to zone.
“Late Chief Diepreye Alamieyeiseigha won in 1999 on the platform of the Peoples
Democratic Party. So, the governorship started from the Central.
“Alamieyeiseigha left and Dr Goodluck Jonathan came  in from East and he handed over to
another man from the East, Chief Timipre Sylva.
“Timipre Sylva was removed and then Dickson came from the West. If you look at it, all the
three senatorial districts have taken their turn. It is not written anywhere that once they take
their turn, it must come back to Central or East again.”

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