Southern Ijaw Youths leaders, an area said to be a stronghold of the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate for the Bayelsa guber election, Chief David Lyon, have declared support for the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Douye Diri.
This was made known in a statement issued the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Fidelis Soriwei.
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According to the statement, the Committee of Youth Presidents and Leaders from the communities in Southern Ijaw endorsed the PDP ticket during a meeting with Governor Seriake Dickson, at the Government House in Yenagoa.
He quoted the spokesman for the committee, Mr. Salvation Ayawei, as saying that they took the decision following the developmental strides of the government and peace and stability in the area.
Ayawei hailed the efforts of the Dickson administration on road construction, bridges and other projects in the local government, especially the multi billion Bayelsa International Cargo/Passenger Airport