……Bayelsa Deputy Governor, CAF board member to kick-off tournament
The maiden edition of the Senator Henry Seriake Dickson Football Tournament, known as Ofurumapepe Cup, will kick off, in Ekeremor Town, Ekeremor Council Area of Bayelsa State, this Saturday, November 27th.
A statement signed by the Technical Consultant of the competition, Mr. Ono Akpe, on Thursday 25th, said two communities from Ekeremor LGA, Ndoro and Tamu-Gbene will lock horns in the presence of top government functionaries and sports lovers.
According to the statement, the Deputy Governor, Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, will kick off the tournament as Special Guest of Honour, while former board member of the Nigerian Football Federation and CAF Medical Committee Member, Dr. Peter Singabele , will be the Chairman of the occasion.
Chairman, Peoples Democratic Party, Hon. Solomon Agwana, Deputy Speaker, State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Michael Ogbere, Youth and Sports Commissioner, Hon. Daniel Igali, and Special Adviser, Political Matters, High Chief Collins Cocodia, will be the Guests of Honour.
All House of Assembly members, Commissioners and all political appointees from Sagbama-Ekeremor Constituency are expected to grace the event, with the Chairman of Ekeremor LGA Hon Bertola Perekeme and his counterpart from Sagbama LGA Hon Embeleakpo Alale are the host of this august occasion.
Former Governor of Bayelsa State and Senator representing Ekeremor-Sagbama Constituency His Excellency Senator Henry Seriake Dickson, is the Chief Host of the kick-off ceremony
Mr Akpe who stressed that the competition will equally serve as an opportunity for the people to reconnect with their leaders, said the kick off will take place at 1pm, urging all government appointees and stakeholders to arrive on time.
The Technical Consultant also called on youths to remain law abiding and support the tournament, so it’s core objectives can be achieved.
He reiterated the words of the former Governor of and Senator representing Sagbama-Ekeremor Constituency Senator Henry Seriake Dickson where he said;
“I want to use this opportunity to call for peace in all our communities as you the youths turn out en masse to take part in this activities. I call for the spirit of sportsmanship. There will be no losers at the end of this competition.”