Yuletide: Gov. Diri Visits Goodluck Jonathan, Thank Him For Role In Electoral Victory


Briga News Nigeria

His Excellency, Senator Douye Diri, Governor of Bayelsa State, yesterday paid a Christmas/New Year/Thank You visit to former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan at his residence in Yenagoa.

Governor Diri while felicitating the former president on the festive season also thanked Dr. Jonathan for the role he played during the November 11, 2023 Bayelsa guber poll where he emerged victorious.

The Governor stated that his endorsement by the former President was more than billions of naira, stressing that it boosted his confidence going into the election.

“You recall that we went into very serious elections in this State, November 11th 2023 and building up to that election, of course, if there’s one number one person in this State that is recognised not only in our State but in our country and Africa and the world over, that is the former president that is sitting with us here today.

And Dr. Jonathan, as a Statesman, a father, looked at situations in the State and came to the inescapable conclusion that the Government of the day is doing well and therefore, he is going to throw his support behind the Government of the day.

He did that not secretly but openly the day I visited him in his country home at Otueke and the whole world saw that the former President of this country has endorsed the candidature of the sitting Governor. That is more than billions of Naira.

So, having secured that endorsement, we were very sure that no matter what happened, the only thing that would have removed us from office was God.

And we went into that battle and the former President pulled all that he could to our support and we came out victorious in that battle.

So, your Excellency, our people are here, your people are here to say thank you. Thank you for the roles that you played,” Governor Diri said.

In the entourage of the Governor were, Senator Konbowei Friday Benson, Senator representing Bayelsa Central Senatorial District, members of the House of Representatives, Hon. Fred Agbedi, Sagbama-Ekeremor Federal Constituency, Hon. Oboku Oforji, Yenagoa/Kolokuma/Opokuma Federal Constituency and Hon.(Engr) Rodney Ambaiowei, Southern Ijaw Federal Constituency, Members of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly, Hon. Richard Ibegu, Ogbia Constituency 1, Hon. Gabriel Michael Ogbara, Ogbia Constituency 3 and Hon. Wisdom Fafi, Kolokuma/Opokuma Constituency 2, Caretaker Committee Chairmen of Ogbia and Kolokuma/Opokuma, Hon. Ibu Williams Mizodome and Barr. Inemo Oruebimiekumo, Alabo Gideon Ekeuwei, Secretary to the state government, members of the state executive council, Caucus chairmen of the People’s Democratic party, HRM, King Onya Mozi Agara, Ibedaowei of Kolokuma Clan, HRH Famous Usukoromogha, Amananaowei of Sampou Community and other top government officials.




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