Monday, 6 July 2015

Siasia to contest Bayelsa governor



The younger brother of Coach Samson Siasia has
expressed his desire to contest the Bayelsa
State governorship election next year.
Moses, who spoke at a news conference in
Yenagoa, on Saturday, lamented that Bayelsa
had witnessed several broken promises since its
creation in 1996.
The 35-year-old described the unemployment
rate in the state as alarming, saying that 85 per
cent of Bayelsa populace was unemployed.
He said he would contest the governorship
election on the platform of the Peoples
Democratic Party later in the year.
He also said the state’s huge monthly revenues
from the Federal Government had not translated
into an improved standard of living among the
people of the state.
Siasia, who is a kinsman of the incumbent
Governor Seriake Dickson, said the state needed
a productive machinery to reverse the socio-
economic problems allegedly dogging Bayelsa
State.
He said, “Unemployment is taking its toll on our
youths. We have over 85 per cent of Bayelsa
youths unemployed. How do we create
employment for our teeming youths that have
been impoverished by successive governments
and that have become disillusioned?”
“Now, we need to create a great industrial and
education revolution in Bayelsa. Today, I have
spoken with some of my partners that would be
encouraged to create jobs in the state – as soon
as I get the mandate.


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