The Bayelsa Forward Movement has declared support for the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the November 16, 2019 Governorship elections.
Coordinator of the group, Comrade Alfred Kemepado, and other leaders of the group, also vowed to work against the Candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Chief David Lyon, in the pursuit of the collective good of the Ijaw nation.
A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Fidelis Soriwei quoted Kemepado to have made the declaration during a solidarity visit to Government House, Yenagoa on Thursday.
Kemepado, who described the choices in the forthcoming election as a contest between good and evil, noted that the enlightened youth populace would not allow Bayelsa to descend on a pitiable mission to Egypt after tasting the soothing air of restoration.
A statement by Mr. Fidelis Soriwei, Chief Press Secretary to the Governor quoted Kemepado to have said that the Nigerian system had created an unacceptable situation that foists servitude and deprivation on the inhabitants of the Niger Delta who are the original owners of the oil.
He explained that the oil firms encourage the creation of armed militia groups in the Niger Delta in the guise of oil surveillance contractors to perpetrate instability in the region.
Kemepado said that it was an aberration for the oppressive system to deprive indigenes of the area of ownership rights only to use them as some glorified pipeline security servants.
In an obvious reference to Lyon, the APC candidate, an oil Surveillance Contractor, the Coordinator of the Group said that Bayelsa youths would not vote those who would celebrate an arrangement that foists oppression on the region.
He said that the BFM comprising graduate youths, would take the message to all the communities of the state to ensure the sustenance of the PDP legacy of development in Bayelsa State.
He said that the Bayelsa Youth populace would not allow the state to be taken over by agents of darkness and gun wielding youths come November 16, 2019.
He commended the Governor for his developmental exploits in all the critical sectors of the state and for the opportunity given to the youths to serve.
In his remarks, the State Governor, the Honorable Henry Seriake Dickson, said that the State was almost in the promised land and would not retrogress to Egypt.
He said that the group of highly educated and enlightened youths would not be deceived by fake promises from insincere politicians using deceit as their most potent political tool.
He recalled that some politicians were behind a rumour that the APC candidate paid electricity bills for the people of Yenagoa when nothing of that nature occurred.
He said that he would drive in a convoy to Aguobiri in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area in October and do the ground breaking ceremony for the Oporoma bridge.
He called on the youths to be firm and not to allow their state to be taken over by darkness.