Ex-President Jonathan Hosts Newly Sworn In Governor Diri In Otuoke

Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa presenting his certificate of return to ex-president Goodluck Jonathan in Otuoke on Friday

Former President Goodluck Jonathan, on Friday night played host to the newly sworn in Governor of Bayelsa state, Senator Douye Diri and his team who paid him unscheduled visit at his Otuoke’s residence in Bayelsa.

Diri, immediately after he was sworn in alongside his deputy, Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, led chieftains of the PDP to Otuoke where he made a symbolic presentation of his certificate of return to the former president.

Meanwhile, Jonathan had earlier congratulated Governor Diri on his emergence and subsequent swearing in as Governor of Bayelsa state.

The former president, in a congratulatory message wrote:

“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.

“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.

“Your 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. 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.

“I call on all Bayelsans to be law-abiding, peaceful and embrace this transition in all sincerity, and work together towards a united and prosperous State. Congratulations Your Excellency”.