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Bayelsa Senator-elect salutes electorate’s resilience

Posted: Apr 3, 2015 at 3:55 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Igoniko Oduma – Correspondent,Yenagoa

 

Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) Senator-elect for Bayelsa West District, Foster Ogola, has saluted the electorate for their resilience and courage in last Saturday’s presidential and National Assembly elections.

He noted that despite the challenges posed by the malfunctioning Card Readers, late arrival of election materials and the difficult terrain of Bayelsa State, they were patient enough to cast their ballots for the candidates of their choices.

Ogola, who spoke in an interview with reporters in Yenagoa on Thursday  on his electoral victory, called for synergy among other elected representatives as well as governments to advance development in the senatorial district.

He noted that such co-operation would ensure consultations and coordinated efforts to avert projects duplication which he emphasized had  plagued most communities in the area.

Ogola polled 95,303 votes to defeat Edi Julius of All Progressives Congress (APC) who scored 1,690 votes in the election result announced on Monday at Sagbama, headquarters of Bayelsa West Senatorial District.

Other candidates, Epamowei Kakanda of Labour Party (LP) and Patience Peretu of Progressive Peoples Alliance (PPA), polled 211 and 184 votes respectively.

He explained that the needed development the area had long been denied of could only be achieved with the support of other representatives from the area, the federal and state governments as well as interventionist agencies.

Ogola, who is the immediate past chairman of the Bayelsa State Scholarship Board (BSSB), said his goal at the National Assembly was to work selflessly for the development of the area.