Yesterday, the people of Brass Constituency 3 in Akassa kingdom, Brass Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, staged a peaceful protest, at the entrance of the state government house, against the third term ambition of the Deputy Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Hon. Abraham Ngobere.
Orlando peremotei, the leader of protests, who led the aggrieved constituents, claimed that the Deputy Speaker moves to ridicule the party, stating that his action to fault an aged long power rotation formula, is against the will of Akassa people.
He noted that the people’s resolve to reject the Deputy Speaker’s third term agenda was based on the need for the PDP to maintain it’s winning streak in the area, which will represent equity, justice, fair play and an all inclusive government.
” You know Brass is a very volatile area, Constituency 111 cannot afford lose power to the opposition, therefore, we have unanimously come to establish our displeasure and dissatisfaction with the incumbent, and we want PDP to understand that the powers which resides in the people must be given to our preferred candidate who is not the incumbent, we desire power rotation and effective representation ” He said.
Another speaker, Tonye Bobo, alleged that the deputy speaker has failed to be the voice of Akassa people, stating that it was time he hands over power for the purpose of equity.
Addressing the protesters, was the Special Adviser on Political Matters to the Governor, Hon. Fyneman Wilson, who after paying rapt attention to the demands of the prosters, told them that their assertions have been made, and he will communicate with authorities and ensure that a level playing will be given to all aspirants and the popular candidate will fly the party flag to victory.
He urged them to be peaceful and law abiding in the process as the PDP will attend to issues of equity to ensure an all inclusive support for the party to clinch the Brass Constituency 111 seat.
Similarly, in a joint statement by Brass former student leaders, comr. Joseph Babaingi Ambrose and comr. Alaibiye Yei, they echoed no vacancy for third term in Brass constituency III, they applauded the deputy speaker as one who has performed well, but advised him to seek higher elective positions.