Douye Diri Must Now Unite All Bayelsans And Heal The State – Atiku Counsels

Atiku Abubakar, former Vice President and presidential candidate of the PDP in 2019.

BEVERLY HILLS, February 12, (THEWILL) – Atiku Abubakar, former Vice President, has counselled candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the Bayelsa state gubernatorial elections, Senator Douye Diri, to unite the state.

The counsel followed the judgement of the Supreme Court where it nullified the candidates of the All Progressives Congress who had been declared winner by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

“I received the verdict of the Supreme Court, declaring the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the Bayelsa state gubernatorial elections, Senator Douye Diri, as the duly elected Governor of the state, with gladness,” Atiku stated.

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“Senator Douye Diri had cause to visit me before the elections, and received my blessings and counsel. I am fully satisfied that he has what it takes to make Bayelsa the ‘glory of all lands’. His intellect, personality and character, are a credit to Bayelsa and the PDP.

“I congratulate Senator Douye Diri and his running mate, Mr. Lawrence Ewhrujakpor. I also felicitate with the Peoples Democratic Party. The Lords Justices have given us another opportunity to show Nigerians that power belongs to the people, and we must make good use of this opportunity.

“I call on all the people of Bayelsa to make peace with the recent past, and embrace the future together, united in the mission to transform the state into a haven of peace and prosperity.

“Finally, I urge the Supreme Court to show consistency in its judgments and find the resolve to always deliver just judgments no matter whose ox is gored.

“The people of Nigeria are behind the apex court in whatever they do to free themselves from the dominance of dictatorial forces.”