The Child of the Creek

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The Child of the Creek is a love story, which is surrounded by several conflicts stirred up by unforgiveness, pride, ego, selfishness, and personal interest. These conflicts began when Tobho beat up Ebiere at the waterside after a minor disagreement. Her elder brother, Keme, made efforts to retaliate and was also beaten up by Tobho.

This led to several other conflicts until it gave birth to major communal war, where Ayi, Tobho’s grandmother, and several other people were brutally killed by Keme and his men. The people of the community fled to other villages for safety due to the communal crisis as Keme and his men dominated the land and continued to kill those who were in opposition to their activities. They burnt down houses and destroyed several properties.

Soon, the news of the communal crisis reached the government and several troops of the military was sent to the community. When the military came to intervene, Keme and his men refused to take a bow. They stood against the military in another fierce battle but as they were running out of weapons, some of them withdrew and escaped into the forest but the military went after them and killed most of them. Consequently, several young men, including Keme, lost their lives in the fierce battle between the military and the village boys.

The news of the death of Keme and his men restored peace in Ebiama community but the impact of the communal crisis was unforgettable. Those who lost their loved ones silently nursed their pain. Tobho’s family was mourning the death of Ayi. Ebiere and her family was mourning the death of Keme, the only son of Perekeme’s nuclear family.

The warring families seem to be in an irreconcilable enmity. Nevertheless, Tobho and Ebiere, who ought to distant themselves from each other, suddenly revealed their intention of getting married through the lips of Gidigidi, the chief priest of Edeni, the god of war and protection. Their parents were shocked and left to decide the fate of the secret lovers, right before the presence of the leaders and elders of the village.

The novel is a fiction; however, real life occurrences and experiences are carefully pictured in the pages of the book. This deliberate style of writing serves to remind the people of Niger Delta about the impact of the violence that took place in the region in the years past. The novel was written to expose and highlight some of the elements that had contributed to the violence in Niger Delta Region of Nigeria in the years past.

The novel is a special novel for the Ijaw people. As we (specifically the people of the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria) read the pages of this book, we will find better ways of resolving our disputes instead of taking the part of violence that had brought about the loss of valuable properties and sadly the death of several young people in the region.

We can agree that most of these elements that had contributed to the violence in the region are still staring at the face of the people today. Moreover, even in recent past, these crises continue to surface with different monstrous faces in the region; however, we should learn from our past and make up our minds to resolve our disputes by adopting better approaches.

The Child of the Creek captures occurrences that took place before Independence to the present. It explores some of the fundamental cultural and traditional activities of the Ijaw people. The novel is historical, educative, and informative. It is captivating and thrilling, full of suspense. It has a very unique narrative style. The language of the novel is simple and can be read and understood by both children and adults. It is a great novel that can be used to study the unique cultures and traditions of the Ijaw People.

 

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You Can Change Those Negative Realities If You Do This

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When we learn to organize and harmonize our body, mind, emotions, and energy, ensuring that they consistently agree with our desired thought reality, then we can manifest our desired thought reality.

The battle of organizing and harmonizing the body, mind, emotions, and energy takes place in the mind. According to experts, the mind thinks between 60,000 to 80,000 thoughts per day, 2,500 to 3,300 thoughts per hour, and 41 to 55 thoughts per minute. The figure is very close to one thought every second.

Even if we reduce the above estimate from experts to 10 different thoughts per minute, you can still acknowledge that training the mind to focus on just one thing for a minute is going to be the greatest fight of all time for many people. Some will not even conceive the strange idea of trying to stay with one thought for a minute.

Now, if you can rightly direct your mind to focus on one positive thought reality you wish to manifest, all day long in order to fuel your active energy, you can change those negative realities. To learn the right attitudes of staying with your thoughts, check our old article titled, The Right Attitude of Staying With Your Dream.  

One of the ways you can stay with your thoughts is by recording that thing you want to manifest with your phone and listen to it as often as you can all day long. For instance, you can record the following and listen to it regularly if you want to manifest more money.

  • Money comes to me frequently, in increasing quantities, through multiple sources, in all the currencies of the world. I am rich and wealthy for life.

When you do this, in every minute, you will successfully plant your desired thought reality into your mind, making it your dormant daily thought. You can also listen to it as the first thing when you wake up in the morning, and the last thing before going to bed. Furthermore, you can meditate (talk silently and loudly to yourself) on those things you want to manifest.

Finally, you can also surround yourself with pictures of the thing you want to manifest. You can use it as wallpaper or screensaver. You can also keep it on the wall, somewhere your eyes can always see. Soon, your desired thought reality will become your normal thought pattern, and that will bring about the manifestation of your desire.

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The greatest problem we usually face trying to manifest what we want is our inability to maintain the direction of our thoughts. We just keep on changing the direction of our thoughts from one thing to the other as though we do not really know what we want or where we wish to go.

We act like that pilot who wants to fly a plane to a destination at the north, but just keeps on changing direction from north to east, east to south, south to west, and from west back to north. Such a pilot will only end up exhausting the available fuel in the plane without getting to his desired destination at the north.

Similarly, like that pilot, we just keep on wasting our energy or fuel on the wrong things that will not take us to our desired destination or attract the things we want into our lives. We just keep on interrupting the manifestation process with our conflicting body language, thoughts, emotions, and energy.

To manifest our desired thought realities, we must be deliberate about the direction, focus, and attention of our thoughts. Our mind can not dwell continuously on any negative or contrary thought that will not serve the manifestation of our desired thought realities.

To manifest our desired thought realities, we must ensure that our body agrees with our mind concerning that thought reality we wish to manifest. Our mind must agree with our emotions, and our emotions must agree with our energy (the active energy or vibration).

 

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The Talking-Drum and Other Poems

 

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The Talking-Drum and Other Poems is a response to the happenings in the author’s society as it struggles through the different stages of democratic leadership. It brings pictures and images of the plight of the people of his society.

The people have been crying about their plights and every heart desires a change but the questions are: Who will bring about this change? How and when will it happen? As these questions remain unanswered, the people continue to wait for a Saviour while human and financial resources are continuously wasted by the policies of the rulers.

The first part of the collection of poems is about politics. It depicts the misery of the needy, the dispossessed, the oppressed, the ruled and the exploited as they suffer at the hands of unjust leaders. The second part of the collection of poems is about love, life and nature.

 

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Poem: A Note to the Dancers

Dancers

The pots are boiling
The cooks are cooking

The drums are beating
The dancers will soon start bleeding

Put down your swords
Don’t kill your brother with words

Soon, the dancers will be forgotten
When the meal gets to the dinning

Those who know the story
Make no enemy
In political seasons

©Joel Solomon Tekenate
18/09/2019

 

 

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Adjust Your Camera And Snap Butterflies

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Many people are continuously deceived by their cameras. Their cameras only focus on the negative realities around them. They are so used to snapping the wrong things around them that they can no longer see the beautiful things around them.

Have you been focusing your cameras on the negative things around you in such a way that you could no longer see any beauty in your world? How have you been using the camera of your thoughts and attention?

One day, I walked out of the house early in the morning and walked into nature. My attention shifted from the beautiful green grasses to the mild sun rising from the east. So I decided to gaze at the sun. As I was gazing at the sun, I began to see more beauty around me.

I saw different inexplicable and colourful beauty of the sunlight. I saw the beauty of the blue sky. I saw birds flying and singing into my ears. I saw several beautiful and colourful insects and heard some of them buzzing into my ears.

One insect that got my attention was the butterfly. I suddenly realized that I could not remember when I last saw a butterfly. It could be far more than fifteen years. I stayed so long in the densely populated areas of the city, where I could hardly see butterflies.

Now, I am in another city, a developing city. Green grasses surrounded our house, but my eyes have never captured this beautiful insect. So I stopped gazing at the sun to have a close look at the colourful butterfly, flying some distance away from me.

The butterfly brought memories of my childhood in the village. When I was a child, I used to hunt for some species of butterflies that flew in large groups in certain seasons of the year. Fascinated by the flying butterfly, I started smiling. I began to realize that we could have so much beauty around us and may not notice it.

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As I am writing this article, I stopped at this point and went to acknowledge the beauty of Nature around me. Again, I saw the beautiful blue sky, adorable green grasses, appealing sunflowers, and several insects including the butterfly.

Nature was singing different songs into my ears through the sound of chirping of birds. I heard some beautiful birds saying “Hello” to me, and I found myself smiling at Nature.

Suddenly, I began to see several things to be grateful. Good healthy (This alone, all the money in the world cannot purchase it). Ever increasing divine illumination, awareness, and insight. Divine safety, protection, and preservation. The list is just endless.

When last did you acknowledge the beautiful things around you and gratitude suddenly began to build up within you! When last did you acknowledge those little but priceless things around you. What have you been focusing on with your cameras?

Adjust your camera and look again. There is so much beauty in your world. Change the focus of your camera and look again. You can stop what you are doing and go outside to look at the beauty of Nature around you. If a good photographer comes to where you are, his camera will pick something beautiful around you. Look again, there are several beautiful things around you.

 

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P-BOUNCE AND P-SWING EXERCISES: Three Amazing Benefits of these Exercises

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It is normal for the erection of a man to get weaker as he increases in age. Several things may contribute to this problem. However, we have discovered two powerful and effective exercises that will deal with this problem of weak erection.

We call them P-Bounce Exercise and P-Swing Exercise.

If you are just joining us, we have posted a beautiful article on this subject. Please, kindly go and read it too. The tittle of that article is, P-BOUNCE AND P-SWING EXERCISES:  The Most Powerful and Effective Exercises for Rock Hard Erection.

Today, we want to talk about three amazing benefits of P-Bounce and P-Swing Exercises.

  1. P-Bounce and P-Swing Exercises are done simultaneously With Kegel Exercise

The major exercise you can hear people talk about that deals with erectile dysfunctions is the Kegel Exercise.

Now, let us look at the Kegel Exercise.  How is the Kegel Exercise done?

Whenever you feel pressed by urine, fart or faeces, there are certain pelvic floor muscles you tend to hold together or squeeze together. The contraction of these muscles of the pelvic floor helps you to control the pressure of the urine, fart or faeces until you are ready to ease yourself.

This contraction, holding together or squeezing together of those pelvic floor muscles and a corresponding release of those muscles is what is being referred to as the Kegel Exercise.

One remarkable thing you need to know about the P-Bounce and the P-Swing Exercises is that whenever you perform these two exercises, you can simultaneously perform them with the Kegel Exercise.

When you are performing the P-Bounce and the P-Swing Exercises, for every session, you can hold together or squeeze together the pelvic floor muscles as though you are restricting urine, fart or faeces. At the end of the session, your release the pelvic floor muscles.

For example, for the P-Bounce, if for every one session, you make your penis to go upwards and downwards for 10 times before you allow it to bounce, during that session, ensure that you hold your pelvic floor muscles as though you are restricting urine, fart or faeces.

Also for the P-Swing, if for every one session, you do 20 swings, ensure that you hold your pelvic floor muscles as though you are restricting urine, fart or faeces all through the session.

If this explanation is not clear to you, please go and watch our YouTube video. You can also listen to videos on the Kegel Exercise to gather more information.

The P-Bounce and the P-Bounce Exercises can be done or are done simultaneously with the Kegel Exercise. This simultaneous performance of the P-Bounce and the P-Swing Exercises along with the Kegel Exercise is what makes these two exercises the most effective and powerful exercises you can find in the net.

  1. P-Bounce and P-Swing Exercises have direct impact on all the muscles and nerves of your penis.

Another remarkable thing about these two exercises is the direct impact they have on all the muscles and the nerves penis. During the exercises, all the muscles and the nerves of your penis are strenuously exercised for toughness and hardness.

When you try this exercise, you will understand what we are talking about. You will feel the impact of the exercise on all the nerves and muscles your penis. Just try it. We are waiting patiently for your feedback.

  1. P-Bounce and P-Swing Exercises have direct impact on all the muscles and nerves connected to erection.

Another beautiful thing about P-Bounce and the P-Bounce Exercises is the impact on all the other muscles and the nerves connected erection. Every other muscles or nerves connected to erection receive its own share of the impact of the exercise.

This is the reason you will experience some pains around your groin, lower abdomen, sides and even your back. You can even feel some pain on your chest. You will feel more pains when you are a beginner. Understand that these pains are normal pains associated with exercises. But as you continue doing these exercises, you will not feel those pains again.

In summary, we are saying:

  1. The P-Bounce and the P-Bounce Exercises are done simultaneously with the Kegel Exercise.
  2. The P-Bounce and the P-Bounce Exercises have direct impact on the muscle and nerves of your penis.
  3. The P-Bounce and the P-Bounce Exercises have direct impact on all the other muscles and nerves connected to erection.

You can watch our YouTube video on this subject on the link below. We have two YouTube videos on this subject. Check them out. Don’t allow the quality of the videos rob you of the vital information you will receive.

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Blessings.

 

Bayelsa State Gubernatorial Election: Let Us Talk About Vijah Inowei Eldred Opuama, Gubernatorial Candidate, Liberation Movement

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Vijah Inowei Eldred Opuama, Gubernatorial Candidate, Liberation Movement is 38 years old. He is very intelligent, humble, honest, and hardworking young man.

He possesses WASSC, OND (Public Administration, Bayelsa State College of Arts and Science), Certificate 2 and 3 (Horticulture, Sunshine Coast Institute, Australia), Certificate 4 (Conservation and Land Management, Sunshine Coast Institute, Australia), a Criminologist and Private Investigator.

They call him an activist. He led a protest against AMA Awards during Goodluck Ebele Jonathan led administration of Bayelsa State demanding the following:

  1. That the neglect of filmmakers in Bayelsa State should stop.
  2. The billions doled out by the government to filmmakers who do not make films in the state with the excuse that there are no good locations should stop
  3. Nollywood filmmakers who come into the state to make films should invite Bayelsa State filmmakers to their locations.
  4. That government should empower moviemakers in the state instead of using the funds to sponsor AMA Awards.

He did not stop being an activist when he was employed as a Public Relations Officer in Julius Berger, Bayelsa State. He collided with the Management of the company as he fought tirelessly and passionately for the employment of Bayelsa State indigenes. He was victimized several times, his salaries and wages delayed at several occasions, yet he never gave up the fight for his people.

He has worked as a Security Manager/Consultant for Comb Security Limited, Nigeria, meaning he knows what to put in place to quell insecurity in the state.

He is a filmmaker, dancer, and singer. He has acted movies and Television series in Australia. He trained several people in filmmaking, dancing and singing for free. He has great plans for those in the entertainment industry in Bayelsa State because he knows their plight.

He worked as a farmer, Hydroponic Farming: Tomato Brothers, Eumundi, Queensland, Australia, and he is ready to change the story of farming in the state. His knowledge of Conservation and Land Management will give him an added advantage in managing the state environmental issues from waste management degradation, erosion, afforestation and preservation of our flora and fauna.

He worked in Hamilton Island, Queensland, Australia, one of the hottest tourism spots in the world, and he has brought that experience in his package for Bayelsa State.

You will fall in love with him when you hear the ideas flowing from his mouth like endless streams of waters. He will blow your mind when you hear him talk about his 15 Points Guerrilla Agenda and the 76 Pragmatic Policies. He has a strong passion to build a new state you can proudly call home.

BUILDING BETTER RELATIONSHIPS: Enjoy the Way Things Unfold

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One of the reasons many people are not enjoying their relationship is because they have too many high expectations for their spouse or partner. They have forgotten that they, themselves, have not been able to live up to their own high expectations, yet they want another person to live up to them.

There is a way they want their spouse to love, talk, dress, walk, drink, eat, cook, sing, pray, wash, sweep, and live life. There is nothing wrong with expecting the best from your spouse, however, if you are not watchful, you will get so attachment to those high expectations, and that can make you a victim of the negative emotions generated by your unfulfilled expectations.

Some of the negative emotions generated by unfulfilled expectations include fear, worry, anxiety, doubt, unbelief, discouragement, discontentment, anger, rage, revenge, hatred, envy, jealousy, grief, despair, depression, sadness, unhappiness, unforgiveness, impatience, frustration, desperation, disappointment, regret, blame, guilt, helplessness, powerlessness, pessimism, unworthiness, etc.

You cannot enjoy your relationship when your heart is choked by all these negative emotions. Help yourself by preparing your heart to enjoy the way things unfold in your relationship. Detach yourself from your expectations. Detach yourself from the good things that happened yesterday that you wish to experience today, and enjoy what your relationship is offering.

The things your relationship cannot offer today, it could offer them tomorrow. Relationships are not meant for immediate benefits alone. They are meant for long-term benefits. Not every relationship can offer you immediate benefits. Thus, if you receive any immediate benefit, enjoy it and remember that is not all. If you don’t receive any immediate benefit, be patient, something big is on the way.

Many people have lost several great opportunities and gains from their relationships because they allowed immediate benefits to determine the fate of their relationships. Don’t destroy your relationships because of immediate benefits. What is ahead could be far bigger and greater than what you are already experiencing. Enjoy the gentle flow of your relationship.

 

Don’t allow your high expectations to rob you of the joyful moments of your relationship. Have you ever noticed that no matter how beautiful God has created some people, they still tend to have something to complain about? Some of us want to be taller. Some of us want a lighter complexion. Some want a different facial look. Some want a different size of lips. Some want a different kind of nose. Some want smaller or bigger butts or boobs. Some want a different gender, etc.

That is man for you. Even God has not met their expectations. Now, if God could not meet our human expectations, do you think your spouse, who is another human being like you, can ever meet your expectations? We need to wake up and face reality. Nobody can live up to our expectations! Our spouse is no exception. This is not an advocacy for weaknesses; it is just a simple reminder of our weaknesses.

Don’t put on that mindset that your spouse owes you that special good treatment you are expecting. Indeed, you deserve that special good treatment but allow it to flow naturally. If she cooks very well today, be thankful and enjoy it. If she keeps the house neat today, be thankful and enjoy it. If she washes and irons for you today, be thankful and enjoy it. If she supports you today, be thankful and enjoy it. When you did not see any of those things from her, tell yourself that better days are ahead, and indeed, better days are ahead.

The same applies to the women. If he supports you to do the house chores today, be thankful and enjoy it. If he provides for the house and even for your people today, be thankful and enjoy it. If he buys you gifts today, be thankful and enjoy it. If he takes you out today for dinner or any other merriment today, my dear be thankful and enjoy it. When you do not see any of those things from him, tell yourself that better days are ahead.

That man or woman seemingly smiling at you might be dealing with several issues in his or her heart. He or she sometimes forgets the good things he or she wishes to do for himself or herself, let alone another person. Thus, whenever, he or she remembers and does anything nice for you, be reasonable enough to be grateful and enjoy it.

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We are not trying to tell you to expect negative things from your spouse. We are only telling you to enjoy things the way they unfold. We are not also saying you should not correct your spouse. We are only saying you should enjoy the ride of your relationship without being too attached to your high expectations.

When you build your expectations based on the experiences of yesterday, or on the experiences of other people; you are setting up yourself for a big unpleasant surprise in the nearest future. Appreciate and enjoy the little good your relationship delivers into your hands at every moment of your journey.

Don’t allow your high expectations to rob you of those big celebrations of today’s little victories. You will only end up frustrating yourself and making yourself unhappy regularly. Enjoy the way things unfold in your relationship with your spouse.

It is normal to expect that food should be ready when you return from work, but if you return and there is no food, you don’t have to make a war out of your expectation. Rather, look for a way to turn the cooking process into another memorable time of fun with your spouse.

Don’t allow your high expectations to stir up unnecessary strife in your home. Avoid unnecessary drama and prepare your mind to enjoy the way things unfold every moment of the day. The moment is what you have at the moment, so enjoy the moment in your relationship.

Bayelsa State Governorship Election: Let Us Talk About Senator Douye Diri

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Let Us Talk About Senator Douye Diri

Senator Douye Diri started serving his people as a classroom teacher. He taught in several Government Schools in the rural areas of the old Rivers State, from which Bayelsa State was created. He was the First National Organizing Secretary of the Ijaw National Congress (INC). He also served as the Executive Secretary, Centre for Youth Development in Bayelsa State (2000-2002).

Furthermore, Senator Douye Diri served as the Commissioner for Youth and Sports (2005-2006). He also served as Council Board Member University of Maiduguri (2008-2012). He also served as the Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Disciplinary Council, Bayelsa State (2012).

Senator Douye Diri served as Deputy Chief of Staff, Government House, 2012. He served as the Principal Executive Secretary (2013-2014). He has also served as a member of the Federal House of Representatives, representing Kolokuma, Opokuma, and Yenagoa Federal Constituency, 2015.

Indeed, Senator Douye Diri is a man full of years of experience. In fact, among all the Gubernatorial Candidates of Bayelsa State Elections, he is the man who is loaded with more years of experience. If experience is important for the job, then he is the man of the job.

They say a leader must be a good follower. Well, it is glaring that from the positions, he has held in the past, there is no doubt that Senator Douye Diri has been a good follower.

Many of his critics say that he is not generous. Nevertheless, his supporters are of the opinion that Bayelsa State needs a competent person like Senator Douye Diri to seat on the highest seat of power to manage the affairs of the state.

It is a game of choice..

It is a game of interest..

It is a game for the best player…

Let the people decide…

I am proudly a Nigerian… I am proudly a Niger Deltan… I am proudly a Bayelsan… I am proudly an Ijaw man… I am proudly an Okordian…

It’s about Nigeria Elections, Bayelsa State Governorship Election…

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Bayelsa State Governorship Election: Let Us Talk About David Lion, the APC Gubernatorial Candidate

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He is a man, widely known for his generosity. His philanthropic works has been speaking louder than any known loudspeaker in recent times from the mouths of his supporters. In fact, they have been singing the songs of his generosity in such a way that some gubernatorial candidates who have not done such philanthropic works may be secretly wishing that they had done a little like him.

Indeed, he is someone many Bayelsans want in the Creek Heaven (Government House). With such a loud story of generosity, and a bold record of not owing his workers, many civil servants would want him to extend his hand of generosity to them. Retirees would want him to come and salvage them by paying their retirement benefits, which have been pending for some time years now.

Although, many seem to be unsatisfied with his academic qualification and his inability to use the borrowed English Language fluently in an admirable way, nevertheless, he is a great gubernatorial candidate to be considered. Even those who criticize him secretly know that Bayelsans need a such generous man as their number citizen. After all, at the end of it all, the only thing that matters is that we have a better Bayelsa State.

What Bayelsans need at this time is not someone who will bamboozle them with erudite political speech! Bayelsans are not looking for someone who will continue to manipulate them with that borrowed foreign language of continuous colonization that is making their indigenous languages to go into extinction. What Bayelsans want is someone who will deliver the dividends of democracy, which are:
• Payment of civil servants and the aged retirees,
• Employment of more youths
• Provide steady electricity
• Complete abandoned projects
• And construct more roads.

If David Lyon can deliver these dividends of democracy, Bayelsans do not give a damn if he speaks to them in Izon Language. They will get an interpreter for those who do not understand Izon Language. In fact, Bayelsans no longer want a talking Governor. They want a working Governor.

The drums are beating…

The dancers are preparing…

Let the people make their choice…

I am proudly a Nigerian… I am proudly a Niger Deltan… I am proudly a Bayelsan… I am proudly an Ijaw man… I am proudly an Okordian…

It’s about Nigeria Elections, Bayelsa State Governorship Election…

Stay Tuned for more about the Gubernatorial Candidates…