About eleven aspirants have so far indicated their interest to contest the governorship position on the platform of the People’s Democratic Party PDP.
Among those who have collected the nomination forms include a one-time NDDC Managing Director Chief Ndutimi Alaibe, former cabinet member Architect Reuben Okoya, Ex-Militant leader Great Joshua MacIver, Businessman Kenebi Okoko, former Commissioner for Works and Transportation Dr Franklin Erepamo Osaisai and Chief Benson Agadaga.
Others are His Excellency, the Deputy Governor Retired Rear Admiral Gboribiogha John Jonah, Member House of Representatives Fred Agbedi, Senator Representing Bayelsa Central Douye Diri, Chief of Staff Government House Rt. Honorable Talford Ongolo and Secretary to the State Government Barrister Kemela Okara.
However, nobody was yet to pick the nomination form on the platform of the APC and other political parties in the state.
There are indications that former Governor Chief Timipre Sylva, former Minister of State for Agriculture Heineken Lokpobiri and a stalwart of the APC Engr. Preye Aganaba are all warning up on the platform of the APC.
According to the Independent Electoral Commission INEC, primaries for political parties are to start on August 18, 2019, to September 5, 2019.
Campaigns by Political Parties in public shall commence on 16th August 2019 and end on 15th November 2019.
The Governorship election for Bayelsa State is slated for November 16, 2019.