The Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, has promised to build primary and secondary drainage canals that would protect Yenagoa, the capital of Bayelsa State, from flood if he is voted into office as president of Nigeria in 2023.
Tinubu stated this in Yenagoa yesterday, during the Bayelsa State APC Presidential Campaign Council rally, which was held at Yenagoa, the State capital.
The Asiwaju said if elected, he would proffer permanent solutions to issues of flooding across Bayelsa, in the same way he did in Lagos, as well as reclaimed lands the Atlantic Ocean have washed away in all coastal communities of the State.
Speaking further he said “Today, I bring great news to Bayelsa, and that news is that hope and salvation is here; prosperity is here; that employment is back; that happiness is here; that high prices of goods are gone. No matter how much they try to frustrate this news, we will bring it to you.
He further said, “It is about time you sweep them away because they keep making promises to you and cannot fulfill them. Where is the road initiated by Yakubu Gowon? Where is the East-West road?
“I promise you that I will build thousands of employment experts. I promise to bring you a technology hub that will give you job opportunities. I promise you that your house, your father’s house, your mother’s house, and your dear parents will no longer be washed away by the flood.
“Take your broom, take your PVC and let’s chase them away. I promised to conquer the Atlantic Ocean in Bayelsa just as I did in Lagos many years ago”.
Also speaking, the coordinator of the APC Campaign Council in the State and Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, said that Bayelsa remains an APC-controlled State, even though the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, stole the mandate of Chief David Lyon through the court in 2020.
“I am very sure that Tinubu is the next President of Nigeria; because both Peter Obi and Atiku Abubakar are no match to our candidate, going by their track records. Take it from me, Tinubu is the only candidate that has the capacity to expand our economy to accommodate the children we give birth to every day”, he declared.