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Bayelsa Guber: Gov. Douye Diri reacts as Appeal Court upholds his election


BAYELSA, Nigeria – The State Governor, Douye Diri of Bayelsa State has reacted to the Court of Appeal’s decision to set aside Judgment, which nullified the his election as the state governor, NAN reports.

OgeneAfrican had reported that that the Appeal Court, overturned the Aug. 15 tribunal judgment in favour of the Advanced Nigeria Democratic Party (ANDP), which had nullified Diri’s Nov. 16, 2019 election.

The court, on same day, also dismissed the Liberation Movement’s appeal against the deputy governor.

Reacting, the Governor in a press release by his spokesman, Mr Daniel Alabrah, thanked God for the victory and applauded the panel of Justice for upholding the law.

“I want to thank God for this victory. Today, a Daniel came to judgement in the name of the Court of Appeal, which has given the true position of the law and we are happy about it.

“For those who are fanning the embers of disunity in our state using portfolio political parties, this is a time to put a full stop to it.

”If they really love the state, why are they still fanning the embers of destabilisation and moving on to unseat us?

“The governor of Bayelsa State is God Himself. I have told those who care to listen that I am only a messenger-governor.

“The governor of Bayelsa is His Excellency the Supreme Leader of the universe and that is God Himself.

“He kept me here to hold brief for Him and you cannot unseat God.

“There is a God that rules over the affairs of men and that God that has brought me here will protect me, my deputy governor and everybody put together to lead this government,” he added.

He, however, called on the political class to exercise caution and desist from divisive politics, particularly as the senatorial by-elections were fast approaching.

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