Chief Benson Agadaga, a kinsman of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, has declared interest in the Bayelsa State governorship election slated for November 16.
Also, former Senator representing Bayelsa Central District in the upper chambers of the National Assembly, Emmanuel Paulker, has also set machinery in motion to take over Creek Haven, the Bayelsa State Government House.
Supporters of both aspirants, who are seeking to get the Peoples Democratic Party ticket for the governorship poll have since flooded the streets and major highways of the Yenagoa metropolis with posters and banners.
Agadaga, who is the National Chairman, Ogbia Brotherhood Worldwide, a socio-cultural group mostly dominated by prominent Ogbia sons, promised he would bring development to the people if elected.
According to him, his aspiration is borne out of his desire to continue to serve the people of Bayelsa at the highest level having served as Commissioner for Information.
Agadaga is the current Special Adviser on Establishment to Governor, Seriake Dickson
“I seize this opportunity to seek the support and blessings of the foremost socio-cultural organisation of the people of Ogbia kingdom and entire people of Bayelsa to contest in the election.
“This is in furtherance of my passion for public service in many capacities and this time, I seek the office of the governor and I appeal to the people to support my ambition,” he said.
Paulker who just left the National Assembly after 12 years as a senator, has also indicated interest in the race.
A group of artisans and technicians in the state, under the aegis of Paulker Motive Force, has earlier called on the Senator to join the governorship battle.
The group during a mini procession in Yenagoa, on Monday, also promised to contribute and purchase the nomination form for the Senator.