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Zoning Never A Factor In Bayelsa Governorship — Agbedi

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Daniels Igoni, Yenagoa

One of the aspirants seeking the Peoples Democratic Party’s ticket for the November 16 governorship election in Bayelsa State, Mr Fred Agbedi, has said that zoning had never been a determining factor in the emergence of governors in the state.

Agbedi, a third-term member of the House of Representatives representing Sagbama/Ekeremor Federal Constituency of the state, said this on Saturday during a consultative meeting with delegates and former members of the State Working Committee of the party in Yenagoa.

He contended that political parties, including the ruling party and the opposition party, had at no time fielded candidates from the same senatorial district, stressing that only four local government areas of Ekeremor, Yenagoa, Kolokuma/Opokuma and Nembe had yet to produce a governor.

The Ekeremor-born politician said those making permutations on the governorship polls on the basis of zoning did not know the political trajectory of Bayelsa.

Agbedi, who insisted that zoning would not also be a factor in the build-up to the PDP primary election on September 3, said, “We have never found the leading party and the opposition party having candidates from the same senatorial district.

“If we had it (zoning of governorship ticket) as a principle, of course, everybody would have gone to that direction.

Source; Punch Newspaper


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