Douye Diri
Douye Diri

Bayelsa Governor-Elect Urges Opposition To Give Peace A Chance


Douye Diri, the Governor-Elect of Bayelsa State, has admonished opposition parties to give peace a chance and join hands with him in his attempt to rebuild the state.

He was declared the winner of November 16, 2019, Bayelsa election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), a day after the Supreme Court sacked Mr David Lyon of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and ordered the electoral body to withdraw the Certificate of Return earlier issued to him.

Mr Diri, speaking during a thanksgiving service on Sunday, said that he would run an all-inclusive government, hence, he needs all the support and cooperation he can get from the leaders in the state.

He advised people not to be spiteful , stating that the recent declaration is a lesson for Nigeria as a whole.

In his words: “Let us not be vindictive, this lesson is not only for Bayelsa, it is for Nigeria, and that no man has the power more than the almighty creator.

“I use this opportunity to call on all Bayelsans home and abroad that there is a new government in place and we are inviting them to come with their skills and resources to come and invest in Bayelsa.

Let us give peace a chance, without security, nobody will come to Bayelsa. We must ensure that Bayelsa is peaceful and secure.”

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