Okowa congratulates Diri on his inauguration as
Delta Governor, Sen. (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, has congratulated Bayelsa Governor, Senator Douye Diri and his deputy, Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, on their successful inauguration in office on Friday.
Diri, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was announced winner of the Nov. 16, 2019 governorship election in the state, following Thursday’s Supreme Court disqualification of the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidates in the election over certificates forgery.
In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, in Asaba, on Friday, Okowa described the emergence of Diri as 8220;an act of God 8221; and called on protesting people of Bayelsa to sheathe their sword and give peace a chance.
He stated that he understood the pains of the people, because the apex court’s ruling shattered their choices but urged them to leave everything in the hand of God, assuring that Senator Douye Diri will not disappoint Bayelsans.
8220;It is heart-warming to see you emerge as Governor of Bayelsa against all odds and I am grateful to the Supreme Court and Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for doing the right things as required by the laws of our land.
The governor urged Diri to immediately commence the process of reconciliation and bridge-building within and outside the PDP, saying that he should be 8220;governor for all Bayelsans’’.
He advised the governor to adopt peace and unity as prime components of his mantra, insisting that Bayelsa deserved good leadership 8220;which I am certain you will provide’’.标签：