Group Urges Bonny Indigenes To Seek Elective Offices


A socio-cultural association, Bonny Gentlemen’s League (BGL), has said it would support the aspirations of any Indigene of Bonny who seeks elective office, including those of Governor or President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, in the 2023 General Elections.

The Chancellor of Bonny Gentlemen’s League, Amaopusenibo Olam Allwell-Brown, who stated this in a chat with National Network in Port Harcourt, Monday, called on competent indigenes of Bonny Kingdom living at home and the diasporas, to do the needful in their various political parties, as it is their inalienable right.

The Chancellor, a retired Squadron Leader in the Air Force, said that Bonny Kingdom is blessed with men and women of proven integrity and track record, that have distinguished themselves in various spheres in leadership.

Amaopusenibo Allwell-Brown who stressed the apolitical stance of his group, lamented that despite its contributions to the state and national tills, Bonny had not received it’s share of development.

“We must give kudos to Governor Nyesom Wike for his transformational strides in the State, but we have observed with chagrin that Bonny LGA has not been featuring in the flag offs and commissioning because no project has been cited.

“We are therefore calling on Mr. Projects, to please consider Bonny LGA in the next line of projects, before he leaves office. Our internal roads are nothing to write home about. Our governor should help us, and make us feel state government presence in Bonny”, he pleaded.

On the achievements of BGL which came on stream 53 years ago, the Chancellor said as a pressure group, the body was instrumental in the establishment of the present Bonny LGA and remodeling of the famous Bonny National Grammar School.

“The ongoing Bonny-Bodo Road project is a product of agitations and series of letters to the political class and Presidency. We are always in touch with the IOCs in Bonny, to ensure their activities conform to standards and best practices, to impact positively on the people of Bonny.

“We are waiting for constitution of a new NDDC board, and bear on them to complete the Bonny Ring Road project.

“During the Covid period, we gave palliatives to indigent members of each of the 34 Chieftaincy Houses in Bonny”, he enumerated, adding that the League has an ‘undergraduate member’ project which serves to mentor youths of Bonny Kingdom in the tertiary institutions, and prepare them for leadership positions.


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