Democratic People’s Congress, DPC, governorship candidate in Bayelsa State, Barrister Henry Apeli has promised to offer free and qualitative education to primary and Junior Secondary School students of state if voted into office in the December 5 gubernatorial election.
The governorship candidate in the state, Barrister Henry Apeli also promised to build more technical, vocational and marine institution in the state and ensure that all courses offered by the Niger Delta University at Wilberforce Island were accredited by the Nigerian Universities Commission, NUC.
Barr. Apeli, who disclosed this in Abuja recently, said education, agriculture, transportation, youth and women empowerment would be the centre-piece of his government if elected in the forthcoming gubernatorial poll in the state.
The DPC candidate said he would build more towns and development centres for rapid industrialization of Bayelsa state, stressing that the state was blessed with abundant human and natural resources which previous governments failed to harness.
Barr. Apeli also promised to attract foreign investment to the state and re-orient the people’s mindset from a petroleum-based to a diversified economy that would alleviate the sufferings of the people.
He said his government would be gender friendly and canvassed for 50% affirmative action for women.
Barr. Apeli further urged the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC to be neutral and provide a level playing field for all the political parties participating in the election.
While opposing the use of incident form by electoral officers on allegation that it encourages rigging, he admonished the commission to use card readers in the forthcoming poll in the state.

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