Jonathan Congratulates Gov Diri, Urges Him To Be Agent of Unity


Former President Goodluck Jonathan has congratulated the newly sworn in Bayelsa State Governor Senator Douye Diri and called on him to be an agent of unity and build bridges across all political divides.

“I congratulate His Excellency, Senator Douye Diri who was sworn in today as the 5th Civilian Governor of Bayelsa State, in compliance with the Supreme court verdict of yesterday, 13th February 2020,” Jonathan said.

“As Governor, the responsibility of building hope and sustaining peace across the State now lies on your shoulders. I urge you to always bear in mind that you are the Governor of all Bayelsans and to seize this moment of glory to build bridges of unity by entrenching a culture of love, fairness and justice in our polity,“ he further stated.

The former Nigerian leader said Diri’s journey  “to Creek Haven is a divine one, so I advise you to use the position to do good to humanity and pursue the development of the State in order to write your name in gold”.

He said the Governor heaven worked with him as a commissioner during his tenure as the state governor gives him the confidence that the new governor will perform.

“You have worked with me before as a commissioner, so I am without doubt that you will live up to the expectations of our people,” he said.

He urged  all “Bayelsans to be law-abiding, peaceful and embrace this transition in all sincerity, and work together towards a united and prosperous State”.