Governor of Bayelsa State, Senator Douye Diri, hosted the traditional rulers from the South-South region of the state to a 2-day Extraordinary General Assembly. The Governor hosted the assembly at the Chief DSP Alamieyeseigha Banquet Hall, Government House, Yenagoa.
Nigeria will host their much anticipated and awaited election to choose the next president for the country. The most prominent contenders for the race for the presidency are:
Candidate of the People’s Democratic Party: Atiku Abubakar
The Candidate of the People’s Labour Party: Peter Obi
Candidate of the All Progressive Congress Bola Ahmad Tinubu.
In addition to the presidential elections, several states in Nigeria will also see local senatorial polls. Nigeria will hold the elections to choose its president on February 25, 2023.
The theme of the meeting was “Entrenching Grassroot Security and Peace in the South-South Region During and After the 2023 General Elections.” Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State and all Monarchs from the region were in attendance at the event.
The Governor of Bayelsa delivered a welcome address for the attendants at the special assembly. Governor Diri said, “In the upcoming elections, we must all do our best to prevent our youths from being used. According to Diri, politicians with desperate ambitions use the youth to perpetrate electoral violence by politicians with desperate ambitions.”
During the address, the Governor also stated, Let me further recommend this very glamorous meeting to other regions to emulate what the South-South monarchs have done today.
Senator Douye Diri also recommended that the Independent National Electoral Commission “take the bull by the horn”. He urged them to organize this kind of forum for the traditional institutions across the country.
According to Governor Diri, “These forums will allow the individuals to have this heart-to-heart discussion with INEC. In turn, which will ensure that we have a very peaceful, violence-free, and simple electoral process to usher in new leadership that will be responsible not to themselves but to the people.”