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2023: Ewhrudjakpo Tasks PDP Support Groups On Issue-based Campaigns

the Deputy Governor, Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo
The Deputy Governor of Bayelsa state, Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo.

January 19, (THEWILL) – Bayelsa State Deputy Governor, Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, has called on the various support groups and organisations of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state, to anchor their campaigns on the achievements of the prosperity government.

Senator Ewhrudjakpo advised on Thursday while granting audience separately to the leadership of the Christian Community Partners (CCP), Bayelsa Chapter and the Diri/Law Grassroots Movement, in Government House, Yenagoa.

Addressing members of the CCP, the Deputy Governor remarked that as an NGO that had taken the responsibility to galvanise support for the PDP at all levels, it should match its actions with set objectives to win the trust of the party and government.

According to him, the only way the group can achieve this is by being purpose-driven and making the landmark achievements of the Governor Diri-led PDP administration in Bayelsa, the centre of their engagements with the electorate.

Senator Ewhrudjakpo equally urged the Diri/Law Grassroots Movement to have no other motive than working for the victory of the party in the impending elections as its sole agenda.

While encouraging the effective utilisation of social media in marketing the PDP, he, however, advised them to distinguish themselves from support groups of other political parties by avoiding the use of intemperate language.

Senator Ewhrudjakpo assured both groups of support, adding that the Special Adviser on Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), would be directed to liaise with them to ensure they achieve their set objectives.

Briefing the Deputy Governor earlier, the State Coordinator of the Christian Community Partners, Rev. Ezekiel Oghenovo, disclosed that the main goal of the organisation was to partner with the PDP, to ensure its victory at all levels.

Rev. Oghenovo said the CCP was a nationwide movement with a mandate to mobilise the Christian community across Nigeria to vote massively for all PDP flag-bearers in the 2023 general elections.

In their joint presentation, the State Coordinator of the Diri/Law Grassroots Movement, Comrade Sataria Ebiegberi, and the Secretary, Barrister Abila Overcomer, explained that the organisation was formed primarily to consolidate grassroots support for the re-election of Governor Douye Diri and his Deputy, Senator Ewhrudjakpo.

They noted that their decision was informed by the far-reaching strides made by the administration in human and infrastructural development in less than three years in office, adding that their main objective was to reach all segments of the state with the gospel of prosperity.